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Western Pennsylvania pop-up farmers market help serve WIC clients

Families enrolled in the federal Women, Infants, and Children program can access pop-up farmers markets at Adagio Health’s five western Pennsylvania WIC offices this summer.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pennsylvania WIC family skips bills to buy infant formula

“I can’t even begin to imagine what families have been up against. It’s critical that both houses of Congress, both parties in Congress respond to this crisis.”
By Sarah Boden/WESA

Wolf admin unexpectedly pulls the plug on controversial revamp of Pa. safety net program

The Department of Health did not explain why it abandoned a plan to change who administers a nutrition program for pregnant people and young children.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA and Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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Despite being more user-friendly, WIC enrollment still falling in Allegheny County

In July 2019, Allegheny County was one of the first Pennsylvania counties to complete the transition from paper checks to electronic benefit cards. Since then, WIC participation among Allegheny County residents dropped about 6 percent.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

Safety net program for Pa. women and children is switching out paper for plastic

By the end of the year, every participant is expected to have the monthly stipends — roughly $40 per child — loaded onto a swipeable eWIC card.

By Aaron Moselle/WHYY

Pa. modernizing WIC nutrition program

The WIC program in Pennsylvania is switching from paper checks to eWIC cards.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania