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Assistance available for Iowa WIC families affected by severe weather


The Iowa Department of Public Health has additional assistance available for WIC (Women, Infants and Children) families affected by the Aug. 10 derecho in 16 Iowa counties designated under the federal disaster declaration. Families currently receiving benefits and living in Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Dallas, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story and Tama counties can request to replace WIC foods purchased between Aug. 1 and 10 and destroyed or spoiled as the result of storm damage or power outage may be replaced. Any WIC foods purchased after Aug. 10 are not eligible for replacement. WIC families must contact their local WIC agency no later than Aug. 31 to be considered for food replacement. More information is available online

Iowa Stops Hunger is a year long Business Publications Corporation initiative to bring awareness and action to food insecurity in Iowa.

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