The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition education program conducted through the Ohio Department of Health. WIC provides supplemental foods which promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five.
The WIC team is here to help you grow a healthy family through nutrition education, supplemental health foods, breastfeeding support, and connections to other health resources.
You must be income-eligible and in nutritional need. You must also live in Ohio.
WIC staff will check:
A Nutrition Educator will explain why you and/or your child are eligible. They will talk to you about how to plan a healthy diet, how to save money when you shop, and how to cook with WIC foods.
Download the WICShopper app to your phone from Google Play or the App Store. Register your WIC nutrition card to can track purchases and identify WIC-approved foods. Check your balance, view WIC approved stores, and view recipe ideas.
Watch a tutorial on the app HERE.
Lorain County WIC's Award Winning Breastfeeding Program!
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Hi, my name is Tifany. I am from Puerto Rico, my first language is Spanish. I have four kids and have been breastfeeding for 10 years (and still going!)! To me, breastfeeding is much more than feeding a baby. It is the beginning (and most important) step for a healthy life in every aspect.
Hi, I'm Micki! I am a momma (and bonus momma) to a total of 6 beautiful babies, ages 4 months to 13 years. We have 4 boys and 2 girls. I have breastfed all 4 of my biological children, and am still nursing the youngest. Breastfeeding, to me, is the most special gift we can give to our babies. I look forward to supporting and advocating for you on your breastfeeding journey as well!
Hi! My name is Kerry and I am a mother of two teenage daughters. I breastfed both of my daughters through their first year despite many challenges and complications. Breastfeeding was important to me because I had to return to work at 4 weeks postpartum with both girls and I felt like this was the one thing that I could do for them that nobody else could. It helped me feel more like a mom even though I wasn’t home. Pumping at work and managing all that it entails is my jam. I look forward to supporting you in your breastfeeding journey!
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, worksites are required to provide:
WIC will distribute $30 voucher packs to active WIC participants (must be 6 months and older) that can be redeemed for local fruits and vegetables at WIC approved farm markets in Lorain County. First come, first serve. **Starting with events on/after August 22nd, families that have 2 or more active WIC participants in their family (6 months of age or older) can receive a second voucher. We can only issue one voucher per participant per season.**. Sorry, but vouchers cannot be issued to infants under 6 months of age. Please make sure you bring your WIC nutrition card and your ID to events.
Our WIC team will be distributing vouchers at the events below:
For additional information, view our 2023 WIC Farm Market brochure.
Try these recipes that were created in partnership with Grobe Fruit Farm and Fenik Farms for our meal kit giveaways:
When changes impact the WIC program, we will list that information here. Current participants will receive a text from “22300” when information is urgent such as safety concerns or clinic closures.
August 1, 2023 - COVID-19 Milk waivers have ended. This means that 2% Milk will no longer be available for purchase using the WIC card for any WIC participant 2 years old and older.
July 1, 2023 - COVID-19 Formula waivers have ended. This means that alternate can sizes of all WIC formulas are no longer available. Please see below for correct can size:
Standard Formula (no prescription required):
Specialty Formula (prescription required):
February 1, 2023 - COVID-19 Document/Appointment waivers have ended. This means that WIC services are in-person for full appointments and card loads appointments at both sites.
For full appointments, you must bring:
For card load appointments, you must bring:
Call WIC at 440-323-7320, if you have questions. Please reschedule if you are sick.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:
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-Form0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación: 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. Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usdaprogram-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al (866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. 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: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or (2) fax: (833)256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: email@example.com Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.