WIC Federal Funding in Limbo

, Posted: Tue, October 1 2013 at 11:46 AM, Updated: Tue, October 1 2013 at 11:51 AM

The government shutdown is creating huge question marks for supplemental nutrition program  "Woman, Infants, and Children" -- more commonly known as WIC.That's because it's almost entirely federally funded.

For now, Debbie Mote-Watson at Jackson County WIC says they are open. The state sent out a letter yesterday for offices to continue operating, business as usual. Vouchers are still good and will be accepted. At this point, that is all Mote-Watson knows.

How long the program can last a shutdown is currently being discussed at the state level.

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