June 21, 2023

USCCB Urges Congress to Fund WIC for All Families in Need

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to contact their U.S. representatives to urge them to fully fund WIC for all families in need.

As Catholics, we believe in the sanctity of all human life and know that our society can and must do more to protect and care for both women and their children. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) answers this call by providing healthy food and nutrition support for vulnerable moms, infants, and young children.

In their Standing with Moms in Need statement, the bishop chairmen of the USCCB declared: “[W]e proclaim a vision for our society that upholds the truth that every human life is sacred and inviolable—a society in which the legal protection of human life is accompanied by profound care for mothers and their children.”

This year, rising food costs and increased program participation make strong investments in WIC for life-saving nutrition and health services more important than ever.

Tell Congress to continue its long history of bipartisan support for WIC by providing the program with adequate resources to serve all eligible participants with food that meets their nutrition needs, including the current benefit for fruits and vegetables. Supporting WIC is one way we can help build a society that welcomes new life and is oriented towards helping children and their parents, especially those who are most vulnerable.

You can learn more about the USCCB’s advocacy on WIC by reading USCCB letters to Congress on supporting families and ensuring adequate funding for vital nutrition programs.

The USCCB invites you to share your thoughts and personal experience of how WIC has helped you or your community. To contact your representatives, please click below:

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Thank you for using your voice to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

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