The E Center Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) released its September 2023 appointment scheduling notice. The nationwide, federally sponsored WIC nutrition program provides nutrition education, support and help with breastfeeding, community and healthcare referrals, and supplemental food benefits to eligible pregnant women, new moms, postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of five.
WIC encourages enrollment of migrants and eligible women in the early months of pregnancy. Single fathers, foster parents and guardians of children under age five are also eligible to enroll their children.
WIC food packages include fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese, milk, cereal, juice, whole grains, and beans or peanut butter, infant cereal, infant fruits and vegetables, and formula supplementation is available for infants. WIC has generous income guidelines. For example, a family of four can have a yearly gross income of $55,500 or monthly income of up to $4,625 and still be eligible for the health benefits of the WIC program.
WIC’s benefits for fruits and vegetables were temporarily increased to: • $25 per month for children • $44 per month for pregnant and non-breastfeeding participants • Up to $49 per month for breastfeeding participants, through September 30, 2023. This increase is scheduled to end on 9/30/2023 unless we TAKE
ACTION! Let representatives know how you feel about cuts to WIC benefits here, https://nwica.salsalabs.org/FY24Budgetapropriations/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=74ad6b9e-6ecd-40c3-8dd8-be91a794679f
E Center WIC in Lake County continues to issue Farmers Market Tickets to eligible participants. The checks are issued in addition to regular WIC benefits and can be used to buy fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from WIC authorized farmers’ markets. These vouchers are offered first come first served!
WIC offers appointments in person, over the phone, or via Zoom! WIC families also have the option to complete nutrition classes online at wichealth.org.
To enroll in the WIC program, schedule appointments, or for more information, call 707-263-5253 or 707-994-1151. Our fax Numbers 707-263-4183 or 707-994-1152. Bilingual staff and lunch-hour appointments are available. Please call ahead for an appointment.
WIC is an equal opportunity provider.
Questions/Comments concerning this Press Release contact:
Rosa Navarrete WIC Nutrition Aide
E Center WIC Program: (707) 263-5253