There are no emergency alternatives for Virginia WIC recipients if the government shuts down
WRIC News is warning Virginians that a government shutdown would affect 127,000 families receiving assistance from WIC the supplemental Women, Infant, and Children's program. Benefits could be lost in a matter of days if the government does not come to some type of agreement.
How the Government Shutdown Will Affect the Palmetto State; Food, Insurance, Travel &More
The federal government is on the brink of a shutdown as Congress fails to agree on a spending bill before the deadline of September 30. If a shutdown occurs, it will have significant impacts on millions of Americans, including those living in South Carolina. Here are some of the ways that a government shutdown will affect the Palmetto State.
Illinois SNAP Recipients Face Impending Cuts, Endangering Food Security
In Illinois, approximately 2 million individuals rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for essential food assistance. However, a looming crisis threatens the well-being of hundreds of thousands as their access to this lifeline is set to be severed by the end of October. The expiration of pandemic-related extensions means that numerous individuals will lose eligibility for SNAP benefits, amplifying concerns about food security across the state.
Alabama Changes Income Limits For WIC Benefits!
WIC benefits and income limits have changed in Alabama making it easier to qualify. Here's what you need to know. WIC stands for "Women, Infants, and Children." It's a supplemental food and formula allowance that helps pregnant women, women who have had a baby in the past 6 months, breastfeeding mothers, and children ages 5 and under. WIC provides extra benefits for healthy food and fresh fruit and vegetables in addition to other programs such as SNAP. The new guidelines for income are in the chart below:
DHEC, CDC Partner to Help Parents Track Childhood Development as Autism Prevalence Rises
Columbia, South Carolina — As new data presented last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed a significant rise in childhood autism diagnoses, particularly among minority populations that have experienced disparities in access to early screening, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging citizens to take advantage of innovative DHEC programs that help parents learn the signs of healthy childhood development.
WIC offers food, education, breastfeeding support to DougCo residents
(Douglas County, Colo.) The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children offers numerous free services to Douglas County residents. The program provides free nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, and other services to Colorado families who qualify.
Pinal County OKs funding boost for local mothers in need
A $1.7 million grant to help low-income mothers was approved by the Pinal County board of supervisors last week to support peer counseling services for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is considered a major health benefit to newborn babies, but women who face obstacles such as lack of work leave or adequate child care are more likely to choose formula. These challenges disproportionately impact low-income families.