wic government shutdown
Department director Aldona Wos said the state had secured contingency funds and money left over from the previous fiscal
The $7 billion program serves 9 million moms and babies nationally who are poor and at "nutrition risk" because of medical problems or difficulty meeting dietary guidelines. It is one of the only safety net programs affected by the shutdown.
Last week four other states said they'd have to halt WIC benefits, but then reversed themselves after the U.S. Department
Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals said earlier this week that thanks to the shutdown, WIC vouchers wouldn't