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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity WIC Building in Paulsboro Gets Complete Renovation Will Be Open 5 Days a Week

WHAT: Gloucester County Freeholders will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and announce the new expanded hours at the Countys Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Satellite Office in Paulsboro.

In 2009 the WIC program served more than 6400 Gloucester County residents and over 1500 at the site in Paulsboro. The WIC building in Paulsboro has been closed since February 2010 for a complete renovation which has been completed utilizing a federal grant.

WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children under five years old. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria for participation. The program offers free health screenings, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support services, referrals to other health and social services, and vouchers for nutritious foods and infant formula.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 AT 12:30 PM

WHERE: Gloucester County WIC Satellite Building, 1000 N. Delaware Street, Paulsboro

WHO: Freeholder Director Stephen M. Sweeney Freeholder Jean DuBois, liaison Department of Health & Senior Services Paulsboro Mayor John Burzichelli Tamarisk Jones, Director, Gloucester County Department of Health & Sr. Services