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JCHD WIC Program Hosts First of Three Project Fresh Activities

Members of the Smiles on Wheels organization have a little fun with a child during the Women, Infants, and Children Project Fresh event outside of the Jackson County Health Department building on Wednesday. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV News. By Jeff Steers JTV News (July 27, 2022 7:45 PM) Those participating in the WIC Project Fresh event at the Jackson County Health Department had a few bonus activities to visit on Wednesday. Some dentistry, hearing and vision, and animals were all involved in the first of three Project Fresh events.  The event featured WIC organization employees signing up eligible applicants for Project Fresh booklets – with $25 worth of vouchers that can be used at several local farmer’s markets.  “We have more than 4,500 WIC clients in Jackson so it is a first-come, first-served situation,” WIC assistant coordinator Tracy Lackey said. “Hopefully those in attendance will be able to see all the local support in the area and how to spend the $25 (vouchers) through local vendors.” Ives Gardens on Ann Arbor Road and Grand River Farmer’s Market are two of the locations applicants can use the vouchers for fruit or vegetables.  But those in attendance also had a chance…

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