Get food assistance with the WIC program
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) can help you and your young children get food, nutrition counseling, and social service referrals.
Find out if you are eligible for WIC and apply
- If you are applying for yourself, you must be at least one of the following:
- Breastfeeding (up to the baby's first birthday)
- Within six months of having given birth or your pregnancy ending
- If you are applying for your children, they must be under 5 years old.
- You must meet other WIC eligibility requirements based on your income, your health, and where you live.
Your state or local WIC agency will tell you how and where to apply and what to bring to your appointment.
Get additional help with your WIC application
Your agency may not have enough money to serve everyone who needs WIC. In that case, it will maintain a waiting list. See WIC's priority system it uses to decide who will get WIC benefits first.
To find more information about WIC and get help with your application, find your state WIC agency.
LAST UPDATED: September 13, 2023