WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a supplemental food and nutrition program. It provides food, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutrition counseling, and access 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: Every Tuesday and Wednesday
8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm

Pender County Health Department offers a Sliding Fee Scale Discount based on family size and income.  Please call 910-259-1230 for a Sliding Fee Scale Application.  No one will be denied services based on inability to pay.

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