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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 acces to health services for eligible low-income women, infants, and children. WIC services are provided through the Pender County Health Department.                                                  


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:

  • Residence/Live in the county
  • Household income less than 185% of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. A person who recieves Medicaid, Work First Families Assistance, or Food & Nutrition Services (formerly Food Stamps) automatically meet the income eligibility requirement.
  • Have a health 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 women only

  • Cash value vouchers for fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables are available in denominations of $8 for children, $11 for pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women and $16.50 for fully breastfeeding women of multiplies.

Where is WIC located?


Pender County Health Department
803 South Walker St.
Burgaw NC, 28425
Phone:  (910) 259-1230
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor (Available 24 hours) 910-471-3253
Fax:  (910) 259-5165
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Hampstead Annex
15060 US HWY 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
Phone:  (910) 270-5002
Fax:  (910) 270-2526
Hours of Operation: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
                                 Each Wednesday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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