WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. United General District 304 has three WIC locations where we help pregnant people, new and breastfeeding parents, and children under the age of 5 by providing nutrition supports so they can eat well and stay healthy. Through WIC we also share other community resources that can help families thrive.
WIC is a place where families like yours get healthy food and a lot more. Monthly WIC visits connect you with people who care about your family’s health and provide four important resources:
WIC provides money every month via a debit card (EBT card) to buy certain healthy foods.
WIC is for pregnant people and children (under age 5) in all kinds of families who meet income criteria. We serve two-parent families, single parents, teen parents, foster parents, grandparents and relatives with custody, and those with kinship care.
Almost half of all babies, one-third of pregnant people, and one-quarter of children under five in Washington State are on the WIC Program.
Does your household’s income qualify your family for benefits? Use this chart to find out. Income numbers refer to gross income (how much your household makes before taxes). If you are pregnant, include each unborn child in the household size.
“Certification” is the term we use to describe an appointment to verify your or your child’s eligibility for the WIC program. This happens during your initial application and then about once a year afterward.
We ask questions related to your household, your health history, and your appetite.
We will not ask about citizenship or immigration status.
We review the WIC Rights and Responsibilities form with you.
The process usually takes about 20-30 minutes.
Regular WIC Appointments
As a WIC client, you will meet regularly with a trained nutrition educator, breastfeeding counselor, or Registered Dietitian.
WIC appointments are individualized for you, and they usually happen every 1-3 months.
Breastfeeding Peer Counselors meet with pregnant people and breastfeeding parents to encourage and support goals around feeding human milk.
Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists are available to anyone interested in more nutrition information or with eating/feeding issues. One-on-one appointments with a nutritionist can provide a variety of specialized nutrition education.
About twice a year, WIC will ask to take measurements of height and weight. WIC staff will review growth charts with you. We can talk with you about an iron-status screening too.
Please bring your nutrition and breastfeeding questions! We can provide answers, resources, and referrals to other services.
Getting Started with WIC
Make an Appointment to Apply!
Our specially trained WIC Certifiers will help you apply over the phone or in person. Please complete this form or call us at 360-854-0435 to make an appointment.
If you’d like to use the pre-screening tool, click here. Note that the screening tool is not an application.
Washington WIC doesn’t discriminate
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Washington WIC doesn’t discriminate.
Washington WIC no discrimina
De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.
La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.
La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:
Correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; o
Fax: (833)256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
Correo Electrónico: email@example.com
Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades. Washington WIC no discrimina.