Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: October 2, 2013
(DOVER) - The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced today the WIC program will continue to honor all existing vouchers, accept new clients, and issue new vouchers. The WIC program temporarily suspended the acceptance and issuance of vouchers dated on or after October 1, 2013 due to the federal shutdown. Under new guidance from the federal government, WIC vouchers will now be issued and honored until future notice.
The Delaware WIC programs serves 20,000 low income people in Delaware and provides:
The WIC food package provides supplemental foods designed to meet the special nutritional needs of low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breastfeeding postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age who are at nutritional risk. Foods include but are not limited, to infant formula, milk, juice, cheese, peanut butter, eggs, bread, and selected fruits and vegetables. For WIC locations statewide, hours, and further information, visit: dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/chca/dphwichominf01.html
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.