Dedicated WIC staff are working to ensure that mothers and young children have access to healthy foods, breastfeeding support, referrals to health and other services, and accurate information during this public health emergency.
If you are pregnant, have a new baby, or children under the age of 5 years, you might be eligible for WIC. WIC is available to working and non-working families. Medicaid, TANF or SNAP participants are automatically income eligible. Families who are eligible may qualify for WIC by meeting the income guidelines for the household (for example, a family of four can earn up to $47,638 a year, or $3,970 per month and qualify). If you are newly unemployed or your income has decreased due to decreased working hours, you may now qualify.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) is allowing North Dakota WIC to make some changes in how services are offered, such as:
- Providing WIC services remotely with appointments and applications being done by phone.
- Substituting some hard to find WIC-approved food items like milk, eggs or whole grains, including bread for other WIC-approved foods.
Current WIC participants should contact their local WIC office with questions or before coming into the office for an appointment.
Go to the North Dakota WIC website to find out more about what WIC and how you may qualify: https://www.health.nd.gov/prevention/wic
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