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Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)


WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a supplemental food and nutrition program. It provides food, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health services for eligible low-income women, infants, and children. WIC services are provided through the Pender County Health Department.

Click Here for the Online Referral Form:

Who is WIC for?

  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months.
  • Non-Breastfeeding Postpartum women (Up to 6 months after birth of an infant or after the pregnancy has ended)
  • Children up to their 5th birthday

To be eligible you and your child MUST have:

  • North Carolina Residency
  • Household income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person who receives Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance, or Food & Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps) automatically meet the income eligibility requirement.
  • Have a nutritional risk factor based on:
      • Height and Weight
      • Blood test for low iron
      • Health History
      • Diet History

WIC Services Provided:

  • Nutritious Foods
  • Nutrition Education and Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
  • Referrals to Public or Private Health Care Providers and Social Services

WIC Foods Provided:

  • Milk (Soy and Lactose-Free option)
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Juice
  • Dried Bean & Peas
  • Infant Formula
  • Infant Cereal
  • Infant Baby Foods (Fruits and Vegetables)
  • Tofu
  • Canned Beans
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Wheat Breads
  • Brown Rice
  • Tortillas
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • Tuna* or Salmon*
  • Infant Baby Foods (Meats)*

*For fully breastfeeding families only

  • Cash value benefits for fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables are available in denominations of $26 for children, $47 for pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and $52 for fully breastfeeding women of multiplies.

Where is WIC located?

Pender County Health Department
803 South Walker St.
Burgaw, NC, 28425
Phone:  (910) 259-1290

Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (Phone Line Available 24 hours): 910-789-7843
Fax:  (910) 259-5165

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday

7:00am – 5:30pm

Hampstead Annex
15060 US HWY 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
Phone:  (910) 270-5002
Fax:  (910) 270-5165

Hours of Operation: Every Tuesday and Wednesday

Pender County WIC

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