The Mississippi State Department of Health's Special
Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will
remain open through the month of October even without congressional action.
Working with the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency funding the WIC program, the
Health Department has been given permission to use
available funds remaining from the last fiscal year. Without these funds, the
WIC program would have to terminate services to more than 94,000 clients each
month due to the government shutdown.
State Health Office Dr. Mary Currier says this option will
make a big difference for the WIC program and its recipients.
The WIC Program is a supplemental nutrition program for
pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women, infants and children under five
years of age. The Mississippi Program operates and maintains 96 distribution
sites serving clients statewide.
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