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baby food

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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Wic gives us a lot of baby food. I have no idea what to do with it all. Corbin has a lick of food off my finger about once a week and he refuses more than that. I wonder how they'll react if I ask them to cut it down. I'm not finished with my checks for this month and I already have 40 jars in the cupboard.
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preacherskid
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Our WIC will reduce or cut something if I tell them we aren't using it- saves them a wasted check.  It may vary from office to office though- mine is pretty laid back with me because my girls eat healthy food like candy lol.

Ms.Pteranodon
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM
You can always just not use them
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Kimbyann
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM
I dont wanna waste wic's money


Quoting Ms.Pteranodon:

You can always just not use them

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MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Find a women's shelter and donate. Or a food pantry. Or a nice church that helps families in need.
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preacherskid
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM


Quoting Kimbyann:

I dont wanna waste wic's money


Quoting Ms.Pteranodon:

You can always just not use them

It won't hurt to ask them to cut it down some- after I realized ydd hated purees I tod them we weren't using the checks for baby food and they took them off no problem.  It saves them money and wasted checks if they don't have to print those checks, or as many of them.

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mamabens
by Miranda on Apr. 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

You could donate what you have and just not use the vouchers for the purees anymore. Then on your next visit  tell them you're not using purees and to not give you them anymore. We get wic but won't be getting the cereal or purees 

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rHOPEb
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

My son refuses babyfood!  We are doing baby-lead-solids.  So much easier, and I think its healthier.  Anyway....can you donate it to your local Pregnancy Resource Center or Church or something?  Many jars have far expiration dates.  If you have the space you can always keep them and use them to flavor things or hide veggies in recipes..........

preacherskid
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Oh and I donated my extra jars to our daycare- they use a lot of baby food :)

polkaspots
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM
I would donate them.
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lifetimelove
by Platinum Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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If you don't cash the checks, WIC isn't wasting any money.  They payout once the checks are cashed, not before.  =)

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