WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is commonly referred to as the WIC Program.
WIC provides basic nutritious foods to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, as well as infants and children.
These foods are rich in protein, iron, calcium, fiber and vitamins. Participants exchange WIC food instruments (which list specific foods and quantities) and cash-value vouchers (for fruits and vegetables) at authorized retail grocery stores and pharmacies. In some cases, special formulas are distributed directly to the participant from the WIC local agency.
Who is WIC for? 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. Click here to view 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.
For more information: Harnett County Health Department--WIC Office 910-893-7570