Another Potential Avenue of Assistance

From the McHenry County Health Department:

Families in need may be eligible for WIC Program

 mcdh wic program remains open to assist families in need

WOODSTOCK – As families begin to feel the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is actively enrolling new families that qualify for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.

WIC assists families with food scarcity during uncertain economic times by providing free, healthy foods. The program is an equal opportunity provider that is available to qualifying pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and their children through age 5.

Many families will qualify, including those earning less income due to unforeseen job loss, layoffs or reduced hours.

MCDH has needed to adjust the way it operates its clinics and programs to continue to serve McHenry County while doing its part to practice physical distancing. Appointments are conducted by phone followed by WIC coupons being dispersed at a drive through location set up at our Woodstock location located at 2200 N. Seminary Ave. Building A. 

To learn if you qualify or schedule to schedule a telephone appointment, please call 815-344-4505.


Another Potential Avenue of Assistance — 11 Comments

  1. This is just another feed & breed program primarily for single black moms.

  2. Oldmabarker, that is an absolute horrible thing to say!
    What the heck is wrong with you? SMH

  3. “This is just another feed & breed program primarily for single black moms”. Who said this sunshine blog is not the shining cyber-city in the journalism hill? Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  4. Cecil, Ma is right. 95% of blacks today are born out of wedlock. Yeah, I’m sick of paying for it. You’ll see a revolution alright. It’s coming very soon. And pathetic enablers like you are going to have a big surprise.

  5. BTW – 58% of those receiving WIC nationwide are white.

    And I would bet money that the % in McHenry County is higher than that.

    But hey – don’t let facts get in the way of your ignorant racism.

  6. Alabama, those fact mean nothing in them self unless you compare them to the % of the overall population. If you want to give facts give something that is usefull

  7. No, they do mean something. T

    he racist commenters above claim that this is “primarily for single black moms” and that “95% of blacks today are born out of wedlock” (this is also not true).

    The data I shared show that OldMaBarker and iSaw aren’t just racists, but especially ignorant ones at that.

  8. Here are the facts without the partisan talking points.

    The program does disproportionately serve black people, because black people are disproportionately poorer than other races.

    About 20 percent of recipients are black, despite blacks being just 13 percent of the population.

    However, 80 percent of these recipients are not black. Shake’s number about whites is correct.

    The program is based on income, like Medicaid, so it’s not exclusively for black people (although, as stated previously, they do use the WIC program more).

    Poor women, children, and infants may qualify for this program regardless of their race.

    Whatever you choose to make of this is up to you.

    I got these numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The enrollment data was from 2016 which is what a quick Google search brought up. I’m not sure if there is more recent data.

    Have a nice day!

  9. Isawwhatyoudid – please provide the source of your information.

    I don’t believe you one bit!

    And besides, in case you didn’t notice, most young couples who do have children prior to getting married (or out of welock as you put it) have realized that if they DONT get married, they are eligible for government assistance.

    It doesn’t matter what age or race you are, they have figured it out.

    Not saying I agree with their philosophy,but it certainly does NOT apply to Black women only!

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