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Comments made by JStiff

More Local Children, Working Families Living In Poverty

It would be great to do a follow-up segment on all of the community resources available to families in need.

The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, for example, is an excellent food/education resource for families. WIC currently serves about 100,000 people in San Diego, but many more families may be eligible and just not know it. This is a great program that not only provides checks for families to purchase nutritious foods, but also provides nutrition education and breastfeeding counseling.

There are so many programs available in the community to help families in need, but awareness is a problem. Community resources often have limited advertising budgets (if any) and certain populations are extremely difficult to reach. A follow-up segment that addresses how people can access the help they need would be very useful.

October 1, 2010 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )