It took a long time before I humbly applied for WIC. I didn't want to admit that I needed help. I didn't want to be one of "those" people. I didn't want to be poor. But we are poor, and we need help. So we became a WIC family, and I am very grateful for WIC. My 3 year old can drink as much milk as her little body needs and my 10 month old has plenty of baby food to eat. It is so nice to get fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese and cereal. During a time when money is extremely tight, it is comforting to know we have food to eat.
However, I very much look forward to the day when we don't need WIC.