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.

WIC is here to support you with breastfeeding. Visit our breastfeeding website https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/.

For more information on the WIC program, please visit the USDA website.


Southside Plaza WIC Office
509 East Southside Plaza
(804) 205-9816
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am–4:30 pm

Richmond Community Hospital WIC Office
1510 North 28th Street, Suite 201
(804) 786-3201
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am–4:30 pm


WIC is for all types of families

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. 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.



This video has tips to help make your WIC shopping experience more positive: