Supplemental food program not affected by government shutdown

CAPK WIC program open during normal hours

The Community Action Partnership of Kern is dispelling rumors that one of their programs has closed due to the government shutdown.

The CAPK Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Education and Supplemental Food Program will remain open as Congress works to pass a new spending bill.

The program, also known as WIC, relies on federal funds and has 28 clinics that will stay open during regularly scheduled hours.

The United States Department of Agriculture has given the state permission to use available funding to continue to provide WIC benefits to participants and vendors.

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