And not a single word about trying to get state funding to cover the shortfall:
"DHHS will maintain the WIC program as long as existing federal funds will allow. I urge clients to keep their nutrition appointments and continue redeeming their vouchers for the time being. DHHS continues to work to minimize any negative effects of the federal government shutdown on our employees, programs and vital services."
DHHS notes that WIC-eligible clients may also be eligible to enroll in North Carolina's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as food stamps).
Oh, that's real helpful. By the time their SNAP benefits start flowing, the Federal government will have solved this crisis and be on the cusp of the next crisis. If that's Aldona's idea of "helping" hungry women, infants and children, I'd hate to see her try to punish them.