Sunday, December 24

The Department of Agriculture is seeking funding from Congress to support its Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The department estimates that there are 810,000 eligible for the program.

While the Food and Nutrition Service reported that only 51 percent of those eligible applied for WIC in 2021, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “We’re making progress in connecting more of our nation’s youngest children and moms with WIC’s life-changing benefits.”

The department stated, as costs are higher than they were a year ago, “It is critical that Congress provide additional funding for WIC in the January appropriation. The longer Congress puts off fully funding WIC, the greater the risk to mothers, babies, and children seeking nutrition and health support from the program.“

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Cindy Long and Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean as they facilitate WIC.
  • For Secretary Vilsack to be directed by the Lord as he heads the Department of Agriculture.
  • For the president and members of his administration to be discerning as they implement nutritional policies and programs.
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