The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and children under the age of 5 who have a nutritional need. WIC is a federally funded program, administered by the California Department of Public Health.
Who is eligible for WIC
Children under 5
Postpartum Women up to 1 year
Newly pregnant individuals, many working families, including military and migrant families, are eligible for WIC. Dads, foster parents, and guardians caring for children under the age of 5 are encouraged to apply! U.S. citizenship is not a requirement for receiving WIC.
WIC program benefits
WIC services include nutrition and health information, monthly food benefits for healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other community resources.
Families who have incomes at 185% or less of the federal poverty level (working families may be eligible) or receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF), or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits; participants must reside in California.