Fewer people may benefit from the WIC program

Fewer people may benefit from the WIC program

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(KSL News) Deficits in federal funding may mean fewer low-income children and pregnant women will receive food assistance in Utah.

Currently 4,200 people in Utah receive food through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

However, with the price of staples like cheese and milk going up and federal funding staying flat, program directors say they may have to limit the number of people they help.

The program already has tried to save money by limiting some of the items that can and cannot be bought with the vouchers.

The first cuts to the WIC rolls will likely come in January.

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