WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Supplemental Food Program

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Supplemental Food Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helps pregnant women, mothers, infants and young children stay healthy and eat right during important times of growth.

Program services include:

  • Quality nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding support, services and supplies
  • A healthy food package including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, milk & more
  • Referrals to community partners and access to prenatal, maternal and pediatric health care services.

For more information on the WIC please visit the USDA website 

WIC Eligibility:

WIC is for all types of families – families with married or single parents and those working or not working.

WIC provides benefits to:

  • Pregnant women
  • Infants
  • Children up to their fifth birthday
  • Breastfeeding mothers up to one year after delivering their baby
  • Postpartum women who are not breastfeeding up to six months after delivering their baby

If you are a mother, father, foster parent or other legal guardian of a child under 5 years of age, you can apply for your child.

All families must meet income eligibility guidelines, which can be found here. WIC has higher income guidelines than SNAP (EBT, Food Stamps) or Medicaid, so even if you don’t qualify for SNAP or Medicaid, you may still qualify for WIC.

 Location, Hours and Contact:

Southside Plaza WIC Office

509 East Southside Plaza – Phone: 804-205-9816

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*The third Tuesday of every month the clinic is open until 7:00 p.m.

Richmond City Health District WIC Office

400 East Cary Street – Phone: 804-482-5446

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*The first Tuesday of every month the clinic is open until 7:00 p.m.

Richmond Community Hospital WIC Office

1510 North 28th Street, Room 208 – Phone: 804-786-3201

Monday 8:00 – 4:30 and Wednesday – Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This office is currently closed on Tuesdays.  Please call 482-5446 if you need to reach another WIC office.

USDA is an equal opportunity employer. WIC is an Equal Opportunity Program. If you believe that you have been discriminated against due to race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250

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