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Health dept.: Indiana WIC funded through March amid shutdown

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 23, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — While Indiana’s SNAP benefits were distributed early amid the government shutdown, the state’s WIC services will continue to be available through March.

The WIC, which stands for Women, Infants, and Children, program has the funding to continue providing benefits through March, the Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday.

WIC serves an average of 145,000 women, infants and children each month, through a network of 138 clinics. WIC provides healthy food, nutrition information, and breastfeeding support and referrals across the state.

But if the government shutdown extends past March, the future funding of WIC is unclear.

“Indiana WIC will continue to work with federal and state partners to make plans should the shutdown extend past March and will provide additional updates as needed,” the Indiana State Department of Health said.

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For more information about WIC, and to apply for services, click here.

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