Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S, Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program of activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (E.g. Braille, large print audiotape, American Sign Language, etc), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3017) found on-line at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to the USDA by:

  1. mail: U. S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202)690-7442: or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Applying for WIC benefits

To apply, call for an appointment at a local WIC office.

WIC benefits are available to women who are pregnant, just had a baby, and to children under the age of five whose household meets income guidelines. The sooner you apply, the sooner you can receive benefits that will prepare you and your child for a healthy outcome. Women who apply early in their pregnancy are more likely to have a healthy baby. Children who stay on WIC until the age of five, are better prepared and more likely to succeed in school.

WIC Benefits

  • Meet with a nutritionist (infants and children are weighed, measured, and have an iron screening);
  • Get support for breastfeeding your baby;
  • Learn about eating healthy;
  • Receive a “food prescription” designed for your specific nutritional needs;
  • Receive checks redeemable for healthy foods at participating WIC vendor stores, and
  • Get referrals to helpful services for your family.

Fathers, grandparents, and foster parents can also apply for WIC to receive benefits for infants and children in their care.

Children who are WIC particiapants must accompany their parent/gardian to appointments for continued screenings for iron in the blood and growth development.