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SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is designed to provide healthy food and nutrition services so families can remain healthy and feed their young children. Hunger in early childhood can have significant long-term health consequences. TJC is committed to helping protect, strengthen, and improve access to the program so families are not faced with hunger.

Listen to our recent Hungry Kids Campaign PSA!
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WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women

  • Infants and children up to age 5

  • Primary caregivers (such as dads, grandparents, and foster parents) can apply for benefits for the child

  • Below income limit or enrolled in SNAP, TennCare, or TANF

  • Tennessee residents - you do not need to have legal status

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PROGRAM CHANGES TO KNOW ABOUT

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WIC benefits for fruits and vegetables were increased on November 1st, 2023! If you are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, or a child under 5, you should receive: 

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TAKE ACTION

  • Bipartisan legislation was introduced through the WIC Act to expand food aid for mothers and young children. Encourage our leaders to support this legislation! It would:

    • ​Extend the WIC certification period to two years. 

    • Extend program eligibility for children from 5 years until their sixth birthday. ​ 

  • Contact Anne Dobson Ball (aball@tnjustice.org) or Anna Grace Breedlove (abreedlove@tnjustice.org) to share your WIC story: How has WIC helped you or someone you know during the pandemic? Have you faced barriers to accessing the program? Tell us about it. 

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HELP FIGHT HUNGER IN TENNESSEE

Your donation helps us to end hunger in Tennessee by connecting thousands of children, seniors, and veterans to lifesaving food assistance programs. 

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