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ASSISTANCE — The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is providing assistance to those eligible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is providing assistance to those eligible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New applicants may self-refer by visiting https://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/wic-referral.asp.

NC WIC COVID-19 food package waivers

If a store is out of the product type/size issued in food benefits, the following items are allowed:

  • Bread — 100% whole wheat or whole grain, any size 16-24 oz.
  • Milk — when issued skim/non-fat or 1%, you can get 2%.
  • Yogurt — when issued skim/non-fat or 1%, you can get whole-fat.

To be eligible a person must:

  • Be a pregnant woman, a breastfeeding woman who has had a baby in the last 12 months; a woman who has had a baby in the last six months; an infant; or a child up to five years old;
  • Reside in North Carolina;
  • Meet income eligibility requirements: The Gross annual household income cannot exceed 185% of the Federal poverty income guidelines; All Medicaid, Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) and Work First recipients meet the WIC income eligibility criteria; and
  • Have an identified nutritional risk as determined by a health professional.

The WIC Program is available Monday- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 800 Clyde.

To learn more, call 828-356-2222 or 828-356-2221.

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