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WIC Supplemental Food Program

WIC is an essential service. We continue to provide all our services, support, and benefits to our families and ENROLL NEW families by phone, email, or video. Call us at (510) 981-5360 or email us at wicprogram@cityofberkeley.info. The California Department of Health has WIC COVID-19 resources online, including information for women and families

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City facilities are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.

The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program provides free, for those who qualify, nutrition education; food vouchers; breastfeeding support; and referrals for low-income, pregnant women, women who recently lost their pregnancy, and low-income children under the age of five (5).  WIC is an equal opportunity program. 


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The WIC Program offers services in the following areas:     

 

  • Food vouchers that can be used to purchase foods high in protein, calcium, iron and vitamin C.
  • Nutrition and breastfeeding education for pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants and children.  Each participant also receives individual nutrition counseling and general nutrition education.
  • An exceptional breastfeeding component that includes breastfeeding counselors who educate and assist pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as an electric pump loan program and breastfeeding classes.
  • Referrals to doctors, dentistsfamily planning services, the California Department of Social ServicesPublic Health Nursing and other related resources.

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Service Hours

To make an appointment or for information regarding the WIC program, call: (510) 981-5360

WIC is CLOSED on all City of Berkeley Holidays. CLICK HERE to view the City Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule

Monday - Thursday*          8:30am - 5:00pm
*2nd Thursday of the month   8:30am - 6:30pm   
Friday  9:00am - 12:00 noon 
1st Saturday of the month** 11:30am - 2:30pm
** Due to holidays, Saturday hours will be pushed back
to second Saturday in September and October 2018. 

Click here to start your application      

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Who is the program for?

To qualify for WIC, you must meet income guidelines (PDF) and be in any of the categories below:

• A pregnant woman
• A woman breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
• A woman who had a baby or was pregnant in the past 6 months
• A baby up to his or her first birthday
• A child up to his or her fifth birthday.  

 

Cost for Services: FREE for those who qualify

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish; Interpreter services available for other languages

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Useful WIC Program Information

Please see the links below for helpful information on program eligibility including income guidelines, forms to download and complete, and to watch “Welcome to WIC”, a series of orientation videos. 

Please call the Berkeley WIC office at (510) 981-5360 for more information and for application assistance.


Additional Information

2-1-1 Phone Service:  http://www.edenir.org/   Clicking this link will take you to Eden I & R 2-1-1 services.  City of Berkeley supports the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Line to help people find affordable housing and critical social services in Berkeley and in Alameda County.

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Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 981-5360 (Phone)
(510) 981-5385 (Fax)
(510) 981-6390 (TDD)

wicprogram@cityofberkeley.info

 

 

 


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