More Oregon Children Going Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — A number of families who use food stamps have children. Thirty percent of children in Oregon don’t know where their next meal will come from. Research shows that children who don’t get enough to eat get sick more often and don’t perform as well in school. The supervisor for the Women, Infants … Continue reading »

New Dental Clinics to Open

EUGENE, Ore. — Young children in need can now get dental care free of charge in the towns of Cottage Grove and Oakridge. Lane County’s Women Infants and Children (WIC) program and Community Health Centers of Lane County have joined together to open up dental clinics there. Right now there are only two in the … Continue reading »

WIC Participants Exempt from Bag Fee

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s plastic bag ban went into effect last week, but there is a group that is exempt from paying the 5-cent fee for paper bags. The city staffers who helped write the ordinance say participants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program can get paper and reusable bags for free. However, … Continue reading »