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WIC Supplemental Food Program

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:   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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