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

ABOUT WIC

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


COVID-19 SPECIAL STATEMENT:
Our WIC offices are closed to in-person visits. However, we are completing all WIC applications and appointments over the phone. Please call us (see phone numbers on sidebar) to enroll.


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. For questions about breastfeeding call your Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at (804) 381-2546. You can also visit our breastfeeding website https://wicbreastfeeding.fns.usda.gov/.

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

LOCATIONS & HOURS

Our WIC offices are closed to in-person visits. However, we are
completing all WIC applications and appointments over the phone. Please call us to enroll.

Southside Plaza WIC Office
509 East Southside Plaza
(804) 205-9816
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am–5:00 pm
*The third Tuesday of every month the clinic is open until 7:00 pm

Cary Street WIC Office
400 East Cary Street
(804) 482-5446
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am–4:30 pm

Richmond Community Hospital WIC Office
1510 North 28th Street, Room 208
(804) 786-3201
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am–4:00 pm
*The first Tuesday of every month the clinic is open until 7:00 pm

WIC ELIGIBILITY

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.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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RESOURCES

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

Need help finding resources?
Call (804) 205-3500 or 211

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