WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

 *MANNA FoodBank does not provide direct services for those applying for the WIC program. To sign up for WIC benefits, please contact the health department of the county in which you reside. County health department listings are below.  

What Is WIC?Image27-93DPI

WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. It is the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is commonly referred to as the WIC Program.

Who Is WIC For?

  • Children up to 5 years of age
  • Infants
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months

What Does WIC Provide?

  • Healthy foods
  • Health care referrals
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Eating tips for you and your child

Am I Eligible for WIC?

To be eligible, you or your child must:

  • Live in North Carolina
  • Live in a household with income at or below WIC guidelines

Visit this website for more information on eligibility in North Carolina.


WIC Income Guidelines (effective June 14, 2021)

Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income
1 $23,828 $1,986
2 $32,227 $2,686
3 $40,626 $3,386
4 $49,025 $4,086
5 $57,424 $4,786
6 $65,823 $5,486
7 $74,222 $6,186
8 $82,621 $6,886


WIC Resources By CountyImage6-93DPI

Avery County Health Department
545 Schultz Street
Newland, NC 28657
(828) 733-6052
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4:30 PM

Buncombe County Health & Human Services
Buncombe County has four locations to better serve the community. Appointments are quick. Call the number below to find the location nearest you and to schedule an appointment.
(828) 250-5000

Cherokee County Health Department
WIC Clinic Hours:
Murphy Health Department Clinic
228 Hilton Street
Murphy NC 28906
(828) 837-1244
Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday, Friday 8AM – 5PM; Thursday 8AM – 12PM, 1 – 5PM

Andrews Health Center Clinic
15 High School Drive
Andrews, NC 28901
(828) 835-4536
Hours of operation: Thursday 9AM – 12PM, 1PM – 4PM

Clay County Health Department: WIC Department
345 Courthouse Drive
Hayesville, North Carolina 28904
(828) 389-8052
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 12PM, 1PM – 5PM

Graham County Department of Public Health: WIC Office
21 South Main Street
Robbinsville, NC 28771
(828) 479-7900
Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday – Friday, 8AM – 12PM, 1 – 4:30 PM

Haywood County Health Department
157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 800
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 452-6675
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM

Henderson County Department of Public Health: WIC Office
Call to schedule an appointment.
(828) 692-4223
Hours of operation: 8AM – 4:30 PM

Jackson County Department of Public Health
538 Scott Creek Road, Suite 100
Sylva, NC 28779
(828) 586-8994
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 5PM

Macon County Public Health WIC Program
1830 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 349-2453

Madison County Health Department
493 Medical Park Drive
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-3531
Hours of operation: Monday, 8:30 – 11:30AM, 1 – 5:30PM; Tuesday – Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30AM, 1 – 4PM; Friday, 8:30 – 11:30AM

McDowell County Health Department
408 Spaulding Road
Marion, NC  28752
(828) 652-2922 ext. 1
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5PM

Mitchell County Health Department
130 Forest Service Drive, Suite A
Bakersville, NC 28705
(828) 688-2371

Polk County Health Department
161 Walker Street
Columbus, NC  28722
(828) 894-8271
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5PM

Swain County Health Department
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-3198
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 7:45AM – 4:45PM

Transylvania County Department of Public Health
Community Services Bldg.
106 East Morgan St. Suite 105
Brevard, NC 28712
Please call for an appointment: (828) 884-3135
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5PM

Yancey County Health Department
202 Medical Campus Dr.
Burnsville, NC 28714
(828) 682-6118

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,

color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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