How WIC works
Healthy Foods & Nutrition Advice
WIC provides free nutritious foods that are high in vitamins A and C, protein, iron, and calcium.
Breastfeeding your baby offers a long list of proven benefits to both mom and baby.
Virtual appointments over the phone – learn more!
The California WIC Card
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Hours & Locations
5 locations in Fresno County
Who qualifies for wic?
WIC offers no-cost services to families who meet income guidelines.
Partners, Community Members, Providers
Referral forms, marketing materials, downloadable content
- Work one on one with a WIC counselor & nutrition expert
- Options for online nutrition education
- Tips for picky eating, nausea, feeding infants and toddlers and other topics
- Recipes and resources for healthy eating
- Supplemental healthy foods and tips for using WIC foods
WIC provides free nutritious foods that are high in vitamins A and C, protein, iron, and calcium. These nutrients are key to good health of pregnant women and breastfeeding women, as well as good health and development of infants and children. Your free WIC healthy foods will depend on your preferences and your child’s age. WIC foods include:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Milk including lactose free milk
- Soy milk
- Whole grains like bread, brown rice, cereal, pasta, tortillas
- Peanut butter
- Vitamin C juices
- Infant cereals
- Jarred baby foods
- Canned fish
WIC provides nutrition education that’s focused on your family which will help you through all stages of your family’s life. Pregnancy, first foods for baby, foods for your toddler, helping with picky eating, and healthy meal ideas for your whole family.
With the WIC nutrition program, you can learn healthy habits to introduce to your family and learn how to continue those habits for a healthy life. Let our WIC nutrition education program help you and your kids achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Online nutrition education
- One-on-one nutrition education
- Group meetups
Breastfeeding is a journey. There are ups and downs and feelings of accomplishment and frustration. WIC is there to help every step of the way, no matter what stage of the breastfeeding journey you’re in. Fresno EOC WIC has 37 lactation specialists on staff ready to help you with one-on-one support and group support
How we can help:
- Latching assistance
- Lactation Consultants for one-on-one support
- Peer Counselors – your cheerleaders to keep you on track with your goals
- Breastfeeding Helpline
- Moms meet-up support groups
- Electrical pump loans
- Online breastfeeding education
- Lactation rooms at every location
- Baby showers
Who Qualifies for WIC?
To qualify for WIC, you must meet the income guidelines and be in any of the categories below. Apply for WIC today.
For the duration of your pregnancy
Recent pregnancy loss
Until 6 months after the pregnancy ends
Infants & Children
From birth until your child’s fifth birthday
Until your baby is one year old
With a child under 5 years old
With a child under 5 years old
Until your baby is six months old
With a child under 5 years old
Legal & non-legal guardians caring for a child under five years old
|# Of people in Family**||Annual||Monthly||Twice Monthly||Bi-Weekly||Weekly|
|Each add'l family member add||$8,732 per added family member||$728 per added family member||$364per added family member||$336 per added family member||$168 per added family member|
*Effective April 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
**Unborn children should be counted in family total. Example: Pregnant woman with a single unborn child should be counted as two (2) in family unit. Pregnant woman with two unborn children (twins) should be counted as three (3).
- What do I need on my first visit?
The person you are enrolling and proof of identification are the only requirements for the first appointment. Proof of income and address will be required to continue to receive benefits.
WIC is a non-reporting program. Proof of citizenship is not required. Migrant workers are welcome to apply.
Farmers’ Market WIC Coupons
Farmers’ Market WIC coupons are available while supplies last. They will be available starting June and are redeemable during the current year at an authorized Farmers’ Market. For Fresno EOC WIC participants only.
To see if you are eligible, call Fresno EOC WIC at (559) 263-1150 or Text 1-888-412-5922
WIC is a non-reporting program. Proof of citizenship is not required. Migrants are welcome to apply.
We normally hand them out starting June, while supplies last
Participating local markets
River Park Farmers Market
7786 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno CA 93720
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Market on Kern Kern Street
between M & N St.
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
River Park Farmers Market
220 E. Paseo Del Centro
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
- Checks can be used to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs.
- You cannot buy jam, honey, nuts, eggs, flowers, or baked goods with your checks.
- $30 per family divided into 3 checks
- Each check is worth $10.00.
- Farmers cannot give change for a purchase of less than $10.00.
- Checks cannot be exchanged for cash.
- Lost, stolen or damaged checks will not be replaced.
Your WIC Foods Shopping Guide - full list of authorized foods
Hours, Locations, & contact info
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM * at select locations
Kings Canyon & Chestnut
frequently asked questions
What is WIC?
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, post-partum and children under 5 years old
What does WIC provide?
- Monthly benefits on an electronic card for nutritious foods at no cost to the participant
- Nutrition education on healthy eating and building a healthy lifestyle
- Individual nutrition counseling
- Breastfeeding education and support
- Referrals to family resources
Who can come to my WIC appointment if I can’t?
You can assign an alternate person that can come to your WIC appointments.
I missed my appointment. What do I do?
We can reschedule an appointment for you, or you may walk in at any of our 5 locations, send us a text: 1-888-412-5922, or call us at (559) 263-1150.
Do I have to be a US citizen or resident to qualify?
No, Immigration status is not a determining factor. We do not collect this information and do NOT report to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), or anyone else.
Does WIC report eligibility to other programs?
No, WIC is a non-reporting agency. It is not necessary to be a citizen to receive WIC benefits.
Am I eligible for WIC if I get food stamps?
Yes, you can participate in both programs. Food stamps will not be affected if you qualify for WIC.
My child is over 1 year old. Can he still get WIC?
Yes, any child who qualifies can get WIC through the age of 5.
I didn’t get my child’s WIC referral filled out. Can I still get WIC?
Yes, bring your child and we will weigh and measure your child at WIC. You can bring the results of the blood test another time.
What do I need on my first visit?
Proof of identification is the only requirement at the first appointment. Proof of income and address are required to continue to receive benefits. Applications are computer-based, completed at the time of the visit. Women and children over 9 months of age are asked to bring in results of their recent blood test for anemia.
I am a foster parent, can I get WIC for my foster child?
Yes! Your foster child is eligible for WIC.
I am a grandparent or guardian of a child who is 0-5 years old, can I get WIC for them?
As long as you meet the eligibility requirements.
How You Can Help
Your donation can make a difference! Often times, even the smallest of inconveniences prevent our clients from obtaining WIC services. Parking and bus fees can be as much as $3.00/visit. It is our goal to remove these obstacles, making access to our clinics as accessible as possible. Your donation would make a big difference for families who otherwise could not access WIC.
Fresno’s climate is very warm and the availability of fresh, cold drinking water is important to provide to our pregnant mothers and children. Unfortunately, no funding exists for this type of necessity. To provide this service to each of our five WIC sites would cost approximately $250/month or $3000 annually. Your donation could help fund this necessity and have a positive impact on all of our WIC mothers and children. If your organization or business is interested in an annual gift, we would be excited to feature your sponsorship on all of the water coolers.