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posted on October 02, 2013 15:48

NEWS RELEASE--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        Date: Oct. 2, 2013

Contact:  Niki Forbing-Orr
Public Information Officer
(208) 334-0693

Idaho‚Äôs WIC program benefits will continue through the month  

The Idaho Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has received contingency and reallocation funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture so it can 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.

Please check for updates at www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov, and at DHW Twitter and Facebook.