Oklahoma WIC Program Asking For Feedback As OKC Metro Mother Requests Additional Assistance

The Oklahoma Women, Infants and Children program, or WIC, helps over 70,000 Oklahomans, but one mother from the Oklahoma City metro said she needs more than the budget allots.

Tuesday, July 9th 2024, 5:31 am



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Oklahomans on the receiving end of a program designed to help struggling families say state leaders must do more to help.

Oklahoma's Women, Infants and Children program, or WIC, helps over 70,000 Oklahomans, and one mother from the Oklahoma City metro said she needs more than the budget allots.

"My son didn't take baby food right away, so I was paying for three extra cans out-of-pocket," Kaylyn Fowler said. "I had just started a new job so I didn't have the funds to do that."

Fowler said her experience on WIC has been positive as she’s relied on its help for eight months now, and though she doesn't expect the program to pay for everything she needs, but hopes the program can grow through feedback.

"Even though it's an assistance program, I'm not expecting them to pay for everything," Fowler said. "It was just more than I could stretch my bill."

WIC is welcome feedback, and are asking those using the program to voice their opinions before the deadline on Aug. 1.

To provide feedback on the state's WIC program, click here.

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