Frequently Asked Questions

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​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.

What about fathers?
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 healthy.

What if I am a grandparent?
If 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 parent/caretaker to come to WIC to pick up eWIC card and/or to go to the grocery store.

What if I am a teen?
If 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.

Where do I get my WIC foods?
eWIC cards are issued for each client. A family with more than one family member participating in WIC will have more food benefits. Both fathers and mothers can use the card for food benefits for their children. The food benefits are for specific WIC foods and can be redeemed at any participating WIC authorized store.

What happens if I miss my appointments?
If you miss your WIC appointments and do not call to have them rescheduled, you may not get any more food benefits at the end of the month the appointment was due.

Is class attendance required?
Participants of the WIC program are required to attend WIC classes online or in person. Check our Facebook page for in-person class opportunities or attend a Parent Cafe! Don’t forget to sign in!

What do I do if I run out of formula?
The WIC Program provides a supplemental package of formula. Families may buy additional formula as needed.