Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children 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.
PROGRAM CHANGES TO KNOW ABOUT
WIC benefits for fruits and vegetable were increased through the end of September 2022! If you are pregnant, or breastfeeding, you should receive as much as $43 or $47 respectively to buy more fruits and vegetables. Children are eligible for $24 in benefits. Click here for more information.
If you think you are not being paid the right amount, reach out to your local WIC office, using this directory or call 1-800-DIAL-WIC. At this time, all in-person visits to a DHS office must be scheduled in advance. If you, or someone you know, is having trouble reaching your local WIC clinic due to limited phone and internet access, email Signe Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- 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 Signe Anderson at email@example.com 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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