The WIC (Women, Infants & Children) supplemental nutrition program will be offering families greater convenience at food stores by upgrading from paper checks that were often cumbersome to handle to a new EBT (electronic benefits transfer) card that will make shopping easier.
To make that possible, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will be closed for all services on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30-31 as computer systems are upgraded to handle the new process.
WIC clients will not be able to access any services during those days. Normal operations will resume on Monday, Feb. 3.
WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a federally-funded supplemental nutrition program that provides healthy foods to expectant and new mothers and their children. (To see if you qualify, call 727-824-6913.) WIC offers Peer Counselors who educate and counsel women to encourage breastfeeding as the best choice to nourish babies.