MS to close food centers, begin eWIC card program

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi will close 13 food centers across the state that serve low-income mothers and children, according to an Associated Press report.

State officials are starting a new program next year where participants will use electronic cards to access supplies at groceries and pharmacies.

According to the report, the transition could begin in January at the earliest.

The new eWIC card system will be more convenient and easy to use.

According to the report, 12 food centers will close Sept. 30: Rosedale, Ruleville, Okolona, Ackerman, Hollandale, Leland, Raymond, DeKalb, Raleigh, Eupora, Columbus and Southaven.

A food center in New Albany will close Dec. 31.