THE LATEST ON WIC OPERATONS (UPDATED 4.3.2020)
During this current medical emergency related to COVID-19, the Pennsylvania WIC Program is taking steps to keep you and our staff safe. In following guidance from federal, state and local governments, the Community Progress Council York County WIC offices will begin providing all benefits to participants remotely until further notice.
Participants are asked to continue to shelter in place and not visit any of the York County WIC locations during this time.
Over the next several weeks, WIC staff will begin mailing new EBT cards with benefits loaded for participants. WIC staff will start with clients who do not currently have April benefits on their cards. New cards will be mailed after staff call and confirm mailing information with the participant.
In addition, staff will be reaching out to WIC participants who were scheduled for recertification appointments (for examples: if we were adding you for pregnancy, requiring you to bring in income and address documents, or your infant or child to the appointment), and clients who are applying for WIC benefits for the first time. These appointments will be completed over the phone.
* To participants who have received their April benefits, you may proceed with using these benefits as normal.
* Those who have not received their May benefits, it is recommended you use your April benefits prior to April 26, 2020.
* Should this situation continue beyond April 30, WIC staff will be in touch with participants expecting benefits in May to confirm information and to mail new EBT cards. If you moved or changed your phone number and believe WIC does not have your new contact information, please call our office at (717) 843-7942 and leave a message to ensure you will receive your benefits.
* In order to reduce the number of calls to the WIC office, please consider calling after April 17, 2020 if you already have received your April benefits, and there are no issues or changes to be made.
WIC staff are working hard to ensure all York County WIC participants receive their benefits as scheduled.
Please visit www.yorkcpc.org/covid-19-resources/ for more details regarding WIC operations and benefits for the immediate future. If you have questions, or need to provide an updated phone number, please call (717) 843-7942.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.