About WIC

What Is WIC?


Who is Elegible for WIC?

What is WIC?

It is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children (WIC), administered by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services to participants free of charge.

What Benefits Does WIC Provide?

1. Special checks to buy healthy foods, such as:

  • Milk, cheese, eggs
  • Juice, cereal
  • Dry beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Fruits, vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Soy / Tofu (Medical prescription is required if requested for children)

2. Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy

3. Support and information about breastfeeding your baby

4. Help in finding health care and other community services

Who is Eligible for WIC?

You are eligible for WIC if you:

  • Are a resident of Imperial County, regardless of your legal status
  • Are a pregnant, post-partum or breastfeeding woman
  • Have infants and/or children up to age 5 (Inlcuding foster children)
  • Have a nutritional need
  • Meet the WIC income guidelines (Click Here)

Military families:

  • You might be eligible to receive WIC benefits
  • When reviewing the WIC income guidelines, keep in mind that WIC does not include BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) and FSH (Family Separation Housing), but does include BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) and FSA (Family Separation Allowance) in addition to basic pay.