1.  All appointments will be done virtually through Friday, May 21st, 2021
  2.  Track your WIC benefits using the BNFT® mobile app on your smart phone
  3.  The NC WIC Program is participating in a multi-state survey project in collaboration with the National WIC Association (NWA) and University of California, Nutrition Policy Institute.  The survey team is interested in learning about participants’ experiences with WIC, specifically how COVID has influenced their WIC appointments and shopping for WIC foods throughout the pandemic. Click here for English Survey. Haga clic aqui para Espanol.

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 recieves 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 $9 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 (Phone Line Available 24 hours): 910-789-7843
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


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COVID-19 vaccination appointments are NOW being accepted for everyone 18 years and older. Schedule your appointment in Burgaw or Hampstead. (Moderna vaccine is only approved for age 18 and up.)