Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
WIC Program Overview
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a supplemental food and nutrition education program for pregnant and breast feeding women. This includes women who just had a baby who are not breast feeding, and infants and children up to age five. Some of the benefits offered by WIC are:
- Healthy foods including fruits and vegetables.
- Nutrition education to help clients make better choices about the food they eat. They also learn how nutrition and health work together.
- Peer counselors to help provide breastfeeding support. We also have a breast feeding room, breast pumps, and supplies for our clients.
- Referrals to Health Care Programs and Public Assistance Programs.
- Breastfeeding woman up to one year after the baby is born.
- Infants and children are eligible up to the age of five.
- Non-breastfeeding woman up to six months after the baby is born.
- Pregnant women are also eligible.
- A client will need to talk to a nutritionist to find out if they have a medical / nutritional risk.
- Eligible recipients must have a valid form of identification.
- People who get Medicaid, Work First, and Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) are already income eligible for WIC. You do not have to get these services to be income eligible for WIC although income is checked. View the income guidelines.
- We serve all North Carolina counties but in order to be eligible a proof of address is required to verify where you live.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA
Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250‐9410
fax: (202) 690‐7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.