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Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

What is WIC?

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is the Special Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education Program funded by the U. S. Department of Agriculture that has been operating in North Carolina since 1974. What began as a small pilot program serving approximately 4,500 individuals a month is now a major program serving over 248,000 mothers and children each month in North Carolina. The Cumberland County WIC Program serves over 13,000 each month.

Program Benefits

WIC participants receive nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion/support, and referrals to community and health agencies to improve their diets and reduce their chances of health problems caused by poor nutrition. They are given food instruments that they redeem at participating grocery stores to obtain foods. WIC participants receive:

WIC Foods

  • Milk (regular, lactose-reduced, evaporated, soy-based, UHT)
  • Cheese, Yogurt, Tofu
  • Eggs
  • Whole-Grain Cereal
  • Whole-Grain Bread, Brown Rice, Whole-Wheat and Soft-Corn Tortillas, Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Vitamin C Enriched Juices
  • Dried/Canned Beans, Peas, Lentils
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fruits/Vegetables (fresh, frozen, canned)
  • Chunk-light Tuna or Salmon (for women who are exclusively breastfeeding one infant, partially breastfeeding multiples, pregnant with multiples)
  • Infant formulas/foods

(The WIC Nutritionist will determine which foods a participant receives based on eligibility and individual needs.)

All women are encouraged to provide their infant with the best nutrition possible by breastfeeding. Breastfeeding education is given to all pregnant women so they can make informed decisions about infant feeding. Additional breastfeeding education and support are provided by the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors before and after delivery.

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Program Eligibility

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How to Enroll in WIC

Applicant/participant must be present and MUST BRING:

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Where is WIC Located?

Cumberland County Department of Public Health
1235 Ramsey Street (Hillsboro Street entrance)
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-433-3730
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Every second and fourth Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Spring Lake
Family Resource Center
103 Laketree Blvd.
Spring Lake, NC 28390
910-321-6420
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hope Mills
Millview Place, Suite 100
2622 Hope Mills Road
Fayetteville, NC 28306
910-433-3760
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form. (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

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

Fax: 202-690-7442;

Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Contact Us

1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659

Interim Director: Rodney Jenkins

WIC Locations

Health Department 
1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: 910-433-3730
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Spring Lake Family Resource Center
103 Laketree Blvd.
Spring Lake, NC 28390
Phone: 910-321-6420
Hours: Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hope Mills
Millview Place, Suite 100
2622 Hope Mills Road
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Photne: 910-433-3760
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.