When the clock struck midnight on Capitol Hill, nearly 9 million mothers and children were left to fend for themselves, their WIC support suspended. Since there was no approval for additional funding, the 53% of American infants and 25% of expectant mothers currently covered by the program will stop receiving clinical care and food benefits in the next week or so, unless the states can pony up. (SPOILER ALERT: Most of them can’t.)
People in need of emergency assistance won’t be able to rely on TANF, either. (h/t @AmandaMichelle)
We’ll start posting whatever information and resources we stumble across here.
Feeding America has a few ways to give.
Or check out Catholic Charities.
Or this national food bank directory.
The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics can help you find a clinic in your area. And they’re in need donations and volunteers.