Michelle Obama & Kerry Washington Ask People NOT To Purchase WIC Products

Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington

Michelle Obama & Kerry Washington Ask People NOT To Purchase WIC Products

Kerry Washington is encouraging everyone while they’re stocking up on groceries during the coronavirus pandemic to look out for items with WIC labels. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under the age of five. (See child nutrition programs.) The former “Scandal” actress writes:

“When stocking up for #SocialDistancing…If you see something labeled “WIC” please choose another brand. People who rely on WIC products to feed their kids cannot. We’re all in this together.”

Former First Lady Michelle Obama retweeted Kerry’s message and showed support writing:

“@KerryWashington is right. The few days of each month are crucial for families that depend on WIC products. Let’s look out for each other by taking the extra few seconds to look at those labels. Every act of kindness counts.”

Both Kerry Washington and Michelle Obama have been very vocal on social media during the coronavirus pandemic.


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On this #NationalDoctorsDay, I want to share this powerful video from Dr. Francois and Dr. Robinson, and say a huge thank you to all of our incredible doctors, nurses, technicians, residents, fellows, and hospital staff who are putting their lives on the line during this pandemic. These past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about how we can continue to inspire, comfort, and connect with each other despite our physical distance. One place to start: sharing our stories, especially those stories about the many folks out there saving lives and working to keep us safe. There is so much good happening all around us—let’s not forget to celebrate acts of courage and generosity when we can. So go ahead and leave a comment with the story of a loved one working on the frontlines: the health care workers, government employees, delivery workers, grocery store clerks, teachers, police officers, firefighters, and transit and utility workers who have been helping all of us through this moment. I can’t wait to read and share these stories over the next couple of weeks—they’ll be a reassuring reminder that, as these talented doctors sing, everything is going to be alright.

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theJasmineBRAND continues to send our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this current pandemic.

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