We’re here to help.

Fresno EOC WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and family resources to more than 27,000 women, children, and families in Fresno County. If you’re pregnant, or a caretaker of a child under age five, you can get personalized support for you and your family at one of our WIC offices.

Covid-19 AlertDue to COVID-19 health concerns, all Fresno EOC WIC benefits will be issued over the phone, and services are provided virtually.

Click here to see how you can receive your WIC benefits over the phone 

How was your appointment? 

Fresno EOC WIC wants to hear from you. How was your recent WIC appointment? Please take a quick survey by using the links below. We appreciate your feedback!

Healthy Foods & Nutrition Advice

WIC provides free nutritious foods that are high in vitamins A and C, protein, iron, and calcium.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby offers a long list of proven benefits to both mom and baby.

COVID-19 and Phone Appointments

Virtual appointments over the phone – learn more!

The California WIC Card

It’s here!

Click to learn more.

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

Nutrition Services

  • 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

Healthy 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
  • Eggs
  • Milk including lactose free milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Soy milk
  • Tofu
  • Whole grains like bread, brown rice, cereal, pasta, tortillas
  • Peanut butter
  • Beans
  • Vitamin C juices
  • Infant cereals
  • Jarred baby foods
  • Infant formula
  • Canned fish

Nutrition Education

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.

wic-health-logoWe have many options for busy families:

  • Online nutrition education
  • One-on-one nutrition education
  • Group meetups

HANDOUTS

Click to download PDFs

Fresno EOC WIC Handout: Sleep
Fresno EOC WIC Handout: Routines
Fresno EOC WIC Handout: Eating
Fresno EOC WIC Handout: Crying
Fresno EOC WIC: Getting to Know Your Baby
Fresno EOC WIC: Breastfeeding Guide
Fresno EOC WIC: Getting to Know Your Toddler

Breastfeeding Support

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

Breastfeeding Helpline (559) 263-1162

(M-F 8:30 am-7 pm)

Email our IBCLCs at wicbfservices@fresnoeoc.org

Text - send fresnoeocwic to 45778

close up breastfeeding

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.

      
Pregnant
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

    
Breastfeeding
Until your baby is one year old

    
Dads
With a child under 5 years old

    
Military Families
With a child under 5 years old

    
Non-Breastfeeding
Until your baby is six months old

    
Foster Families
With a child under 5 years old

    
Caretakers
Legal & non-legal guardians caring for a child under five years old

Income Guidelines*

# of people in Family**AnnualMonthly Twice MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$23,606$1,968$984$908$454
2$31,894$2,658$1,329$1,227$614
3$40,182$3,349$1,675$1,546$773
4$48,470$4,040$2,020$1,865$933
5$56,758$4,730$2,365$2,183$1,092
6$65,046$5,421$2,711$2,502$1,251
Each add'l family member add$8,177 per added family member$682 per added family member$341 per added family member$315 per added family member$315 per added family member

 

*Effective May 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
**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. If you are eligible for fresh fruits and vegetables, contact us to receive your coupons. Fresno EOC WIC participants only.

To see if you are eligible, call Fresno EOC WIC at (559) 263-1150 or Text  fresnoeocwic to 45778

WIC is a non-reporting program. Proof of citizenship is not required. Migrants are welcome to apply.

May through September

Participating local markets 

TUESDAYS

River Park Farmers Market
220 E. Paseo Del Centro
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

WEDNESDAYS

Market on Kern Kern Street
between M & N St.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SATURDAYS

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.
  • 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.
  • Each check is worth $7.00.
  • Farmers cannot give change for a purchase of less than $7.00.
  • 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

WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide, Effective April 2, 2019

WIC Authorized Food List Shopping Guide, Effective April 2, 2019

Lista de alimentos autorizados por WIC de California Guía de compras, a partir del 2 de abril de 2019

Lista de alimentos autorizados por WIC de California Guía de compras, a partir del 2 de abril de 2019

Hours, Locations, & contact info

Hours

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

Contact us

(559) 263-1150
Email: WICExpress@fresnoeoc.org
Text: FresnoEOCWIC to 45778


Downtown – Fulton Mall

1920 Mariposa St., Suite 100, Fresno, CA  93721
Fax Bus Route
1st-hour parking free at the garage on Tulare Ave

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: FresnoEOCWIC at 45778, 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.