Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-00) led 131 of their House colleagues in a letter requesting $6 billion in funds to support Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infant and Children (WIC) programs and an extension of the enhanced Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for fruits and vegetables through the fiscal year.
“WIC services ensure 6.2 million low-income mothers and young children can access nutritious foods and provides programs and outreach that protects the health of mothers and their babies, such as WIC breastfeeding assistance services and nutrition education.
WIC is one of the best investments we can make in our children, and I am proud to remain a vocal advocate for this lifeline and spearhead this bipartisan effort with my colleague Rep. González-Colón,” said Congresswoman Moore.
“The WIC program is one of the main resources available to low-income women and children in our country, with over 100, 000 participants in Puerto Rico alone. As such, I am proud to co-lead a request for appropriate funding to continue supporting the health and development of constituents in WIC, as well as sustaining the Cash Value Benefits for fruits and vegetables, alongside Congresswoman Gwen Moore, for Fiscal Year 2023. I trust these goals would have a lasting impact on Island residents, and I look forward to continuing work in support of WIC moving forward,” said Congresswoman González-Colón (PR-00).
Read the full text of the letter here.