The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, nutrition and breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and community services. WIC serves babies and children up to age five, pregnant women, and new mothers. All caretakers of young children and working families are welcome at WIC! WIC is funded by […]

Johnathan Watkins, a member of The Boys Mentoring Network in Raleigh learned that the WIC program was going to be disbanded due to the current government shut down. Johnathan reached out to his mentor, Wade Harris, founder of The Boys Mentoring Network with an idea to help babies in the Raleigh area to continue receiving […]

WIC benefits are back. Questions are mounting about the Department of Health and Human Services’ decision to halt the state’s WIC program, which issues food vouchers to 264,000 low-income women and children in North Carolina, according to WRAL. Congressman David Price confirmed last night that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offered contingency funds to all […]

You’ve heard how the government shutdown has affected the WIC program–mothers and children will be unable to get the food and assistance they need after October. As a result, food banks in North Carolina are bracing for the rush of people who will be coming to them for help. Food Lion announced today that it […]

A state-run program that gets federal dollars to ensure proper nutrition for pregnant women and their young children won’t issue any vouchers beyond those already given out for October. Officials say the federal government shutdown is the reason that the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children stopped issuing vouchers Tuesday. About 80 […]