Services Provided: WIC is a special supplemental food and nutrition education program that has been operating in North Carolina since 1974. What began as a small pilot program serving approximately 4500 individuals a month is now a major program serving about 165,000 mothers and their children each month in North Carolina.
Benefits: WIC participants receive nutrition education and supplemental food to improve their diets and reduce their chances of health problems caused by poor nutrition. They are given vouchers that they redeem at participating grocery stores to obtain WIC foods. Foods include: milk, cheese, eggs, iron fortified cereal, vitamin C enriched juices, dry beans/peas, peanut butter, and for infants: iron fortified Enfamil, iron fortified Prosobee, iron fortified lactofree, iron fortified infant cereal, vitamin C enriched juices.
- A pregnant woman or one who has recently had a baby or is breast-feeding an infant less than 12 months of age.
- An infant
- A child who has not reached their fifth birthday
- Meet local agency eligibility scale. The gross annual income cannot exceed 185% of poverty. All Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Work First recipients meet WIC income eligibility.
- Nutritional/medical eligibility must also be met. This is determined by staff health professionals.
Location: Cumberland County Health Department, 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
HOPE MILLS LOCATION
Location: 2622 Hope Mills Road Hope Mills, NC 28348
SPRING LAKE LOCATION
Location: 103 Laketree Blvd. Spring Lake, NC 28390