The Iowa Department of Public Health announced additional assistance for families who receive benefits from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) following the destruction of the August 10 derecho.

Families who already receive WIC benefits and are living in the 16 counties designated under the federal disaster declaration are eligible, including Johnson County. They can request to replace WIC foods purchased between the dates of August 1 and 10 and destroyed or spoiled as the result of storm damage or power outage may be replaced.

Any WIC foods purchased after August 10 are not eligible for replacement. WIC families in Johnson County must reach out to their local WIC contact Chuck Dufano with Johnson County Government no later than Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 to be considered for food replacement. Dufano can be contacted at or by calling 319-356-6040. 

Visit the IDPH website at for more information on WIC.

Date of publication

Tuesday, August 25, 2020