Illinois WIC program to continue despite government shutdown - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Illinois WIC program to continue despite government shutdown

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The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will continue in Illinois despite the federal government shutdown.

The state of Illinois received contingency funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which will enable participants to maintain services through October.

WIC participants can keep their previously scheduled WIC appointments and use their vouchers.

WIC helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. Illinois serves approximately 280,000 women, infants and children under the age of 5.

For more information, contact your local WIC office.

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