WIC Customers and Seniors Shop for Produce at Springfield Farmers Market

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

7/24/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Thomas Green (217) 558-1538 (Office) (888) 261-3336 (TTY)

Media Advisory

The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Aging will announce Illinois has received $1 million from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to administer the 2007 WIC and Senior Farmers Market Programs. Both the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs encourage low-income families and seniors to improve their diets while helping America's family farmers increase their markets for locally-grown fruits and vegetables.

Who

  • Carol L. Adams, Ph.D., Secretary, Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Charles Johnson, Director, Illinois Department on Aging
  • Megan Derrig-Green, Downtown Springfield Inc.
  • More than 22 growers and their customers

When

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 9:00 A.M.

Where

Springfield Farmers Market
4th and Adams
Springfield