As the price of food has increased in Missouri, so has the number of people seeking assistance, said Betty Cassidy, spokeswoman for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC . The number of women, infants and children in Missouri who receive financial assistance to buy groceries has increased 13 percent since 2008. In Boone County, it rose 4.6 percent.
WIC participants increase 13 percent in Missouri
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