Who is Eligible for WIC?

WIC is available to pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To participate, these persons must:

  • Live in North Carolina.
  • Have a family income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person receiving Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance (TANF), or assistance from the NC Food and Nutrition Services automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.
  • Be at nutritional risk. A nutritionist makes the nutritional risk assessment at no cost to the participant, at the local WIC office. Examples of nutritional risk conditions are listed below. For a complete listing, call 704-920-1204.
    • Abnormal anthropometric or hematological measurements
    • Documented nutrition-related medical conditions
    • Inadequate dietary intake
    • Conditions that predispose a person to inadequate nutritional patterns such as lead poisoning, migrancy, alcohol or drug abuse.

Proof of income, identity and residence are required at the application appointment.

There is no cost to participate in the WIC Program.