The Will County Health Department (WCHD) said the federal government shutdown is not affecting Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food and nutrition service programs.
These services continue to be available at all three WCHD locations: in Joliet (501 Ella Avenue), Bolingbrook (323 Quadrangle Drive), and Monee (5601 W. Monee-Manhattan Road).
“We are open for business as usual,” stated WCHD WIC Coordinator Pat Krause. “The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has assured us that all eligible households should continue to receive WIC services and food benefits as usual.”
Krause also said preparations for construction of the new Will County Health Department Building at the Joliet location are also not limiting services in any way.
WIC clients are still able to park in the WIC parking lot (just off Neal Avenue), and there are openings for new clients. Walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, or for difficulties at the grocery store where WIC food items are purchased, can call the WCHD WIC Program at 815-727-8524.