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Gov't shutdown forcing changes in WIC program

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Health officials in western North Carolina are issuing advisories about the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that could affect those families that need benefits.

Buncombe County Health and Human Services said in a statement Tuesday that they have stopped issuing WIC benefits due to the government shutdown.

Health officials said about 80 percent of eligible WIC recipients in North Carolina have already received their benefits for the month of October, and the current federal funds will be able to cover the vouchers already issued.

Those seeking any additional information are asked to call or email Georganna Cogburn, WIC Director at Buncombe County Health and Human Services at (828) 250-5172 or Georganna.cogburn@buncombecounty.org.

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