Women, Infants & Children Supplemental Nutrition (WIC)
What is WIC?
WIC is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children until the age of five.
The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care. WIC has proven effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health conditions within its population.
Who is Eligible for WIC?
WIC is available to pregnant, breast feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. To apply for the WIC Program please call 252-793-3023.
Program eligibility is based on the following:
- Proof of Identification
- Live in North Carolina (proof of where you live)
- Household with an income at or below WIC guidelines (proof of income)
- Be at nutritional risk determined by nutritionist or other health professional
Examples of what you will need to bring:
- Identification (only one is needed)
Valid driver's license, Social Security card, current work/school ID, current Medicaid card, current military ID, birth certificate, immunization record, and for infants, hospital crib card or ID bracelet.
- Live in North Carolina (proof of residence): (only one is needed)
Current utility bill, valid driver's license, current Medicaid card, bank statement, current rental or mortgage receipts, Division of Motor Vehicle ID card.
- Income (only one is needed)
Current paycheck stubs or recent tax return for the self-employed, current Medicaid card, a letter of certification for the NC Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a letter from your employer stating gross income and frequency of pay, or unemployment letter/notice.
Local Contact Information
Williamston, NC 27892
Phone: (252) 793-1610
Columbia, NC 27925
Phone: (252) 793-1752
Plymouth, NC 27962
Phone: (252) 791-3116
Benefits of the WIC Program
WIC Certification Periods
- Pregnant women are certified for their pregnancy and up to six weeks postpartum.
- Non-breast feeding postpartum women are certified until six months postpartum.
- Breast feeding postpartum women are certified for up to 12 months postpartum.
- Infants certified before six months of age are certified until their first birthday. Infants certified after six months of age are certified for six months.
- Children are certified every twelve months until five years of age.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the WIC Program.
WIC is an Equal Opportunity Provider
For more information about WIC's non-discrimination policy, visit NutritionNC.com.