Idaho WIC now Funded Through October

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Updated: 10/02/2013 3:53 pm
Thanks to contingency and reallocation funds, Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare will now be able to fund the Idaho Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) through October.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday it would continue to honor vouchers and offer clinical services through the end of October.

In Idaho, WIC has about 43,000 participants, who each receive a monthly voucher for an average of $50.

If the federal shutdown lasts longer than a month, benefits and services for the Idaho WIC program could be temporarily disrupted. If this happens, DHW will provide information so program participants and partners can make plans for an interruption of benefits or services.

Meanwhile, a hotline to help WIC clients understand how government closures affect their benefits has been established at (208)234-5888 or you can visit the Southeastern Idaho Public Health website at
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