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WIC services in Juneau still available during COVID-19

May 6, 2020 – CV19-News, News

Food insecurity can be a huge stress on individuals and families. Some families that may not have been eligible for the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) prior to the pandemic may be facing loss of work or loss of income and new or worsened food insecurity.

WIC is here during COVID-19: Alaska Health and Social Services’s WIC is a public health program providing nutrition and breastfeeding education, counseling, support, nutritious foods and referrals to needed services. WIC services have changed to meet the needs of clients during COVID 19. In-person certifications are now waived, applications can be approved over the phone and sent to clinics by mail, scanned or faxed; required height/weight/hemoglobin can be delayed; and food boxes, including formula can be sent if not available locally.

For more information, go to their website or call 463-4099.