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You & Your Child MATTER to WIC


WIC Program offers food and nutrition services for pregnant women and children five years old and under. It’s easy to apply and WIC makes it easy by giving WIC Program offers food & nutrition services for pregnant women & children 5 years old & under.3 months of food vouchers. You only have to go to the WIC office every 3 months.

WIC Program helps you…

  • Purchase healthier foods - You can get EBT (food benefits) and WIC at the same time.  Most people who are eligible for EBT are also eligible for WIC
  • Stretch your food budget – WIC can help you buy foods that are very important for growing children and pregnant women. 
  • Get nutrition guidance – learn what and how much to feed your children to give them the best start in life
  • Breastfeed your baby – specially trained Lactation Counselors help  you succeed at breastfeeding (with help, supplies and caring support)
  • Connect to community resources that will help you and your family

You may qualify if you…

  • Are pregnant
  • Have recently had a baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Have a child under the age of 5
  • Are eligible for Medicaid and/or Food Assistance (EBT) you may also be eligible for WIC food vouchers.  Here’s a simple income guide: 
Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income
1 $21,257 $1,772
2 $28,694 $2,392
3 $36,131 $3,011
4 $43,568 $3,631
5 $51,005 $4,251

 

To find out where to go, who to call and what you should bring with you to your WIC appointment, go to www.buncombecounty.org/WIC.