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October 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Pierce County’s hungry need help as shutdown lingers

The federal government shutdown is set to effectively dismantle funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. This program provides health and nutrition support to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under 5 years of age who are in poverty or facing “nutrition risk.”

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