How many people are on WIC?

@CRSunrise (2964)
United States
December 12, 2008 2:48pm CST
I think this question may only be applicable to the US. I'm on WIC, and I am definitely glad about it. Especially when my son was on formula. Those cans of formula were so expensive. Another reason I'm glad is we don't always have the money to have enough food in the house, especially milk and cheese.
2 responses
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
12 Dec 08
My oldest daughter receives WIC for the baby and her two year old but they don't seem to be on top of what folks really need down here. She doesn't get enough formula and it took them too long to add baby cereal so she had to buy it herself. They don't get enough juice now that the baby can drink that, too, and they get way too much milk. She usually ends up giving me milk so it doesn't go bad so I buy her something in exchange. I'm glad they include eggs and cheese because the prices of those items...and of milk too...have gone way up.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I was told that babies were no longer getting juice. I don't know why. Although, you could just give the baby regular juice that's been watered down. We get a bit too much milk right now, but only because I'm on WIC, along with my kids. Although, the milk will go down after March when I get off of it. We don't always go through all the milk. We do stock pile on everything else. It gets used eventually.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
12 Dec 08
My daughter receives WIC. This kid goes through a lot of milk, so it is a really good thing. It really helped out when she was on formula as well. I get 5 gallons or milk instead of 4 gallons of milk and a pound of cheese since she likes milk more than cheese. Between her and my son I still end up having to buy at least 1 or 2 gallons a month.