WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN (WIC)

Mother and her Baby
The WIC program safeguards the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age five. The program strives to provide nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, breastfeeding know-how, and referrals to health care.

WIC is a USDA program piloted in 1972 to address growing concerns over malnutrition among low-income mothers and young children.

Please call WIC for an appointment.  Click here to learn more about WIC services and qualifications. 

To fill out a complaint form reporting a WIC related issue or complaint from a supermarket please contact the WIC office at (201)547-6842 or email us at [email protected].

What to Bring to Your WIC Appointment

Each time you are certified for WIC, you must show current proof from each category below for each person.

 

PROOF OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Examples:

  • Most recent pay stub for one month
  • Medicaid (HBID) card
  • SNAP certification letter
  • Family First card
  • Child support check
  • Alimony payments
  • Unemployment check stub
  • Tax return for prior year
  • Social Security pay stub

 

PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION

Examples for Women:

  • Driver’s license
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth certificate with seal
  • Work or School ID
  • U.S. passport/Visa
  • WIC ID folder
  • Examples for Infants and Children:
  • Birth certificate with seal
  • Baptismal record with seal
  • Crib card
  • CHC green book
  • Adoption papers
  • U.S. passport/visa
  • WIC ID folder

 

PROOF OF RESIDENCY (ADDRESS)

Examples:

  • Driver’s license
  • State-issued ID
  • Electric, gas, or water bill
  • Recent postmarked letter
  • Lease
  • Bank Statement (Bills, bank statements and letters should be no older than 30 days)

 

IMMUNIZATION

Bring your children’s immunization records

All Women, Infants, and Children MUST be PRESENT for every CERTIFICATION and RE CERTIFICATION appointment at WIC

What WIC Provides
  • Supplemental nutritious authorized WIC foods
  • Nutrition counseling and education
  • Breastfeeding information and help
  • Checks for infant formula, if not breastfeeding
  • Health Care referrals
  • Voter registration
  • Women and Children receive free nutritious food.

Non-breastfeeding mothers will receive iron fortified formula until the infant turns 1 year old. Exclusive breastfed infants will receive jars of baby fruits and vegetables and baby meats at age 6 months.

WIC also provides a monthly Cash Value Voucher (CVV), which allows fresh, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables. Women receive $11 per month and children receive $9 monthly.

WIC participants redeem their WIC checks and CVV at authorized vendors throughout the State of New Jersey.


WIC
WIC

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-6842
  • fax(201) 369-7290
  • City Hall Annex
    1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Sandra Sarabamoun- WIC Coordinator

  • Directions