The Idaho Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or 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. The program, which serves about 43,000 pregnant women, infants and young children in Idaho with supplemental nutrition including milk, had been poised to run out of money by Monday due to the government shutdown. If the shutdown were to last beyond this month, service again would be disrupted; click below for the full announcement from Idaho Health & Welfare/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise.
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