Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: October 11, 2013
(DOVER) - The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) reminds the public and grocery stores that the WIC program is operational and will continue to honor all existing vouchers, accept new clients, and issue new vouchers. DPH has received sporadic reports grocery stores are declining to honor valid vouchers. Grocery stores can accept WIC vouchers with confidence.
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's 11 locations statewide, hours, and further information, visit: dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/chca/dphwicbfhom01.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.