WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. WIC is not an entitlement program: Congress does not set aside funds to allow every eligible individual to participate in the program. Instead, WIC is a Federal grant program for which Congress authorizes a specific amount of funding each year for program operations. More info here.
The 6th Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival, with the help of jazz musicians and venues and our team of volunteers, is working with local hunger relief agencies to address hunger insecurity in Chicagoland. Join us by attending performances, becoming a sponsor, or simply by donating online. Thanks.