We are excited that our PHFE WIC Program (Official) has officially transitioned from paper checks to the WIC Card. This transition has changed the experience of receiving WIC benefits dramatically. Our CEO, Blayne Cutler, and Congresswoman, Judy Chu, talked about this monumental change in our communities but especially in the 27th Congressional District.
PHFE WIC Program (Official) During the press conference congresswoman Judy Chu stated, "The new California WIC card makes transactions as quick, easy, and private as using any other credit card! And although 60% of all infants born in California receive WIC services, an estimated 11% of all mothers with recent births are eligible but still not participating." She continued to point out that, "the California WIC card can help to close that gap and ensure that every child born in the state receives the care and nutrition they deserve."
WIC is committed to providing exceptional support to our community by facilitating ways to buy healthy WIC foods for our families.
Tabashir Nobari, researcher and California State University, Fullerton assistant professor of public health, explores the impacts of homelessness on children and families through our PHFE WIC Program (Official) program. Data shows that a third of WIC participants are at risk of becoming homeless, and 11% had a parent who had been homeless or at risk for homelessness. “When a family is housing insecure or homeless, it needs to make the hard choice whether to spend money on rent or food. Families often choose rent and end up food insecure.” ow.ly/xNv950xDNWJ...