1. Are WIC services free?
Yes! All WIC services are free to women, infants and children, who have a nutrition risk and meet the income guidelines.
2. What about fathers?
of children under age five are encouraged to enroll their children in
the WIC program. Just like any other parent or guardian, fathers can
bring their children to appointments, attend nutrition education
classes, and cash food vouchers for their children. Active
participation by fathers is a great help in keeping WIC children
3. What if I am a grandparent?
you are a grandparent who has custody of grandchildren under age 5, you
may apply on their behalf. If you do not have custody, you may
accompany your grandchildren and their parent to the WIC appointment and
you may become a proxy. A proxy is a person who acts on behalf of the
WIC partent/caretaker to come to WIC to pick up vouchers and/or to go to
the grocery store to redeem them.
4. What if I am a teen?
you are a teen and live at home with your mom or dad, in most cases you
must count all the income of your household when determining if you are
eligible for WIC. If you are on the Oregon Health Plan or Food Stamps
you automatically qualify for the program.
5. Where do I get my WIC foods?
vouchers are issued for each client. A family with more than one
family member participating in WIC will have more than once set of food
vouchers. Both fathers and mothers can receive and spend the vouchers
for their children. These vouchers are made out for specific WIC foods
and can be redeemed at any participating WIC authorized store.
6. What if I lose my WIC vouchers?
WIC vouchers cannot be replaced. If a participant believes that the
vouchers may have been stolen, then the vouchers can be replaced once
the participant provides evidence that a report has been filed with
local law enforcement.
7. What happens if I miss my appointments?
you miss your WIC appointments and do not call to have them
rescheduled, you will automatically terminate from the program at the
end of the month the appointment was due.
8. Is class attendance required?
of the WIC program are required to attend WIC classes as these classes
count as a nutritional contact for the participant and also allows WIC
staff to print food vouchers for families.
9. How do I replace my lost I.D. Card?
If you should lose your WIC I.D. Card, you may come to the WIC office with proof identify and a new WIC I.D. Card may be issued.
10. What do I do if I run out of formula?
WIC Program provides a supplemental package of formula to infants, 9
cans of powder or 31 cans of concentrate. Each family will need to
prepare to provide additional cans of formula for their infant as the
infant matures and requires more than what the WIC program provides.