Lubbock charity helping mothers threatened by WIC shutdown - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock charity helping mothers threatened by WIC shutdown

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A true testament to community. That's a response that KCBD got after a pair of stories about local residents threatened by the government shutdown.

WIC and Veterans Affairs are two widely-used government programs. But the government shutdown threatens to reduce or cut off their funds at the end of this month.

After this pair of personal stories, we received emails from community members looking to help these three families.

One is a director for a Lubbock non-profit, "Teen Families of Lubbock."

Renee Morales says her target audience is usually young mothers, but seeing that WIC users could lose funding, she wanted to help.

They are now accepting donations of items that WIC families rely on each month.

"We don't normally take donations of formula and cereal and that kind of stuff because WIC has provided that so well," said Morales. "But at this time I feel like we can take those donations - not only for those that attend teen parents but also any family that's on WIC services."

You can drop off donations of formula, rice cereal and milk to their location on 34th and Boston.

They are also accepting monetary donations to purchase these items.

For more information you can log on to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/teenparentslubbock.

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