DURANT — The grand opening of the newest Choctaw Nation facility, a brand new Women Infants and Children (WIC) center was June 13 in Durant. The 3,200-square-foot building is located at 1601 North Washington in Durant and is funded by a combination of a USDA grant and tribal funds.

The Choctaw Nation WIC program is a supplemental food and nutrition program that provides vital nutrition counseling and food to low-income women, infants and children during critical stages of development.

The WIC program has previously been operated from the Tribal Complex in Durant. “This beautiful new center will make it so much easier for our WIC families to access services,” said Chief Gregory E. Pyle. “The Choctaw Nation WIC program currently serves about 2,900 participants each month.”

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