Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children, also known as WIC, provides supplemental food and nutrition education for pregnant and breastfeeding women, mothers who have given birth within the past six months and children up to 5 years old.

 

 

 

WIC is now offering its families a new way to shop for WIC food benefits using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (eWIC) card. With the eWIC card, shopping will be quick, easy and convenient for WIC families and grocery stores. WIC participants will save time at the checkout and can buy WIC foods in as many shopping trips as they need throughout the month.

In addition to the eWIC card, participants will have access to a new WICShopper Smart Phone App allowing them to scan a food’s bar code to determine if it is a WIC-allowed food.

 

Who Qualifies for WIC?

Eligibility for WIC is based on income, residency and medical/dietary-based conditions.

View the Pennsylvania WIC guidelines online or call 717-843-7942

Begin an online application for WIC benefits at www.pawic.com

Qualifications

View Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Services

WIC services include:

  • Healthy foods
  • Nutrition education
  • Breast-feeding support
  • Free health screenings
  • Information and referrals to other services

WIC is committed to improving the health of eligible pregnant women, new mothers and children by providing nutrition education, breast-feeding support, healthy foods and referrals to health and social programs during the critical stages of fetal and early childhood development.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WIC

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides vouchers to WIC participants to buy Pennsylvania-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets each year between June 1 and November 30.

In Pennsylvania, the FMNP operates in 67 counties at 769 market and farm stand sites.

Pregnant women or those who have recently given birth, breast-feeding mothers and children 1 year and older may be eligible for this program.

Find out more about the FMNP

Locations

YORK COUNTY WIC OFFICE

130 W. Market St.
York, PA 17401

York City Clinic - 130 West Market Street
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to Noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hanover Clinic - 135 Baltimore Street
Hours: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays -
8 a.m. to Noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Red Lion Clinic - 20C Gotham Drive
Hours: Monday through Friday -
8 a.m. to Noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Other Clinics

The WIC program is also available at clinics in Delta, Dover, Dillsburg, Lewisberry and Shrewsbury.

To set up appointments at any locations, call (717) 843-7942.

Contact

Questions about WIC?
Contact Community Progress Council today.

717-843-7942 rdixon@yorkcpc.org