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political July 17th, 2013 4:11am

Lucy just had a baby, and her household income is 100K. As a gift, a church member gave her WIC products. Should she accept the give and feed it to her baby, or figure out an alternative?

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cowboy Here and There
07/18/13 5:43 am

Accept the gift and give it to someone less fortunate.

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PAK the Armpit of Florida
07/18/13 5:09 am

My parents owned a laundromat for years. Sometimes my dad would accept govt cheese in trade for laundry. His thinking was they had more than they could eat & needed laundry. We had 4 kids & could use the cheese. Win-Win. Illegal? Yes. Immoral? No.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/16/13 11:05 pm

WIC items? They're just regular grocery store items. WIC is just the program that pays for them. Have you considered that she might be judging people? Was it a joke? Did she mean WIC items as in bread, eggs, milk, cheese and PB? Or legit WIC?

political Georgia
07/16/13 11:27 pm

I took it to mean legit WIC.

r3VOLution not of this world
07/17/13 7:18 am

Beach is right. In order for purchases to be "WIC" you have to bring basically a gift certificate to the cashier it lists the food items you can get right on the slip. It may say 12oz box of Cheerios.

r3VOLution not of this world
07/17/13 7:22 am

The giver may have bought baby formula or cereal using a WIC certificate and gave them as a gift to the rich lady. Silly because the items are intended for the WIC recipient and her child.
WIC doesn't make any products.

Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
07/17/13 7:56 am

I just want to know how it's determined that it was bought with a WIC voucher. I would assume if someone bought me a can of formula and a box of rice cereal that it was just the standard baby shower gifts, but if I knew for sure... Accept it. LOL

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/16/13 10:30 pm

How would she know they were WIC products?

political Georgia
07/16/13 10:51 pm

I will ask her next time I see them.

HopefulChaos ohio
07/16/13 9:44 pm

WIC products?

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MJSeals J.D.
07/16/13 9:48 pm

Idk what that is as well

political Georgia
07/16/13 10:53 pm

Government funded necessities for children.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
07/17/13 12:47 pm

Well the way they are purchased is where the government is involved. They are regular products. It's like food stamps, but only on very few items.

Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
07/16/13 9:43 pm

Take it for sure. You paid for it.

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XercesBlue ...
07/16/13 9:25 pm

As a gift, I would feel obligated to take, use, and appreciate it regardless of how much my income was. Its the polite thing to do. As Shelly points out below, wic items are normal items available under the program. If I was comfortable enough, I

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XercesBlue ...
07/16/13 9:26 pm

Would suggest donating it to the food bank instead. In the end, it bums me out this is an issue. People have baby showers and weddings showers regardless of their income. Gifts are not mandatory.

political Georgia
07/16/13 9:19 pm

I asked because the household does not need government assistance, but it was a gift.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/16/13 9:16 pm

First - WIC products are just food, not marked in some way - so Lucy would never know. And if they baby was just born it would have to be formula, which probably means WIC gave the friend too much or the friend's baby was switched to another

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/16/13 9:18 pm

Kind. If Lucy isn't breast feeding I see no problem with using the formula - it will just go to waste without being used

political Georgia
07/16/13 9:18 pm

I wondered how my church member knew; I will have to ask.

XercesBlue ...
07/16/13 9:27 pm

They are being a little too nosy if they are fully aware of everybody's income and situation if you ask me.

political Georgia
07/16/13 9:16 pm

...That happened at my church