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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Additional WIC Support for Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 Do you have a child under age 5 years? Do you have a baby?  Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children up to age 5 years. The WIC Program serves as a resource for clients to receive nutrition education, breastfeeding support and services, and healthy foods. It also serves as a referral resource for healthcare or other programs.  

Beginning June 1, 2021, the WIC program will increase cash-value benefits for each active WIC participant to $35 per month for the next four months (June 2021- September 2021). This will enable clients to choose more fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. To prepare for this added benefit, WIC participants will receive their eWIC benefits one month at a time.
The state continues to automatically load benefits onto the eWIC card. Clients are encouraged to download the BNFT app if they do not already have it on their smartphones to be able to see their monthly shopping list and current available benefits.
In an effort to practice social distancing, most WIC and Breastfeeding services for both new and current clients continue to be available by phone at least through May 22, 2021. If you or someone you know has been affected by job losses or if you do not have enough food in the home, contact us to see if you qualify.

Contact information: Call us at 252-902-2393 or visit us online at www.nutritionnc.com.