The Georgia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children program will discontinue the use of food options that were allowed during COVID to include, 2% milk and a variety of package sizes of whole grains.
Effective September 21, 2023, at 11:59 pm, WIC participants will only be allowed to purchase whole grains in the size of 16 ounces or one pound (1lb). Also, participants over the age of two (2) years old will only be allowed to purchase nonfat and /or 1% milk.
Participants are encouraged to reference their shopping list to confirm their appropriate food allowance.
For a WIC appointment at any of our District 2 WIC clinics,
Toll Free: 1-888-371-9288
Georgia WIC Formula Update:
Starting June 1, 2023 if your eWIC shopping list includes “Any Approved Milk-based or Soy Infant Formula Powder”, use the reference guide below to identify approved formulas when purchasing your WIC benefits.
What is WIC?
WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding information and support, nutritious foods and referrals to health and other social services at no charge.
Who can receive WIC?
Women who are pregnant, up to six months post-partum or up to one year breastfeeding,
Children up to age five.
Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:
Live in the State of Georgia
Participants must provide proof that the family lives in the State of Georgia.
Be Income Eligible
Eligible participants must have an income at or below 185% of US Poverty Income Guidelines. Current Income Eligibility Guidelines: http://dph.georgia.gov/eligibility-income-guidelines.
Applicants who are currently enrolled in or have family members enrolled in other benefit programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) automatically meet the income eligibility requirement.
Be at Nutritional or Medical Risk
A health professional will assess a participant’s nutritional or medical risk
How do I apply?
To apply for the WIC program in Georgia at District 2 call 1-888-371-9288 for an appointment. The following information must be provided to the clinic on the day of your appointment:
Proof of Identification: Identification for parent or guardian and child.
Proof of Income: Verification of income for every working adult in the household or proof of participation in another benefit program
Proof of Georgia Residence: Documentation that shows that the participant lives inside the state of Georgia.
When do I receive benefits?
If all eligibility criteria are met, the client receives benefits for approved food items the same day.
For more information about WIC visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/women-infants-and-children-wic