Iowans dependent on WIC funding will receive their checks in October.
Two days into the government shutdown, the U-S-D-A has transferred unspent funding from last year to the Women Infants and Children supplemental food assistance program.
Jill Lange, director of the WIC program for the state, says 66-thousand mothers and children in Iowa receive WIC benefits.
Checks average about 55-dollars a month, and are usually distributed three months at a time.
Recipients will only get their October checks now, and will receive November and December in the mail if the federal shutdown ends before then.