South and West Side WIC food benefit recipients face restrictions North Side families do not

As a kid growing up on the West Side, I remember my grandmother using food assistance coupons at least twice a month to help out with our family’s  groceries. Thousands of families in Illinois access healthy foods, health care and more through the same federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children

In Chicago, however,  your options to make the most out of WIC coupons depends largely on your ZIP code thanks to a discriminatory...

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