Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Provides basic nutrition services to eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Services include nutritional assessment, education, and issuance of a monthly healthy food package. The Breastfeeding Program provides support for breastfeeding clients through education, peer counseling and educational material.

Address:  2845 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC and 430 Stitt Road

Hours of Operation: Mon. - Thu: 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.;  and Fri: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Telephone: 704-336-6500


Address: 249 Billingsley Rd, Charlotte, NC | VCW Community Resource Center, 3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 | Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center, 430 Stitt Road, Charlotte, NC 28213

Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Telephone: 704-336-6500

Apply for WIC Services

Are you PREGNANT? BREASTFEEDING an infant under 12 months of age? Have a BABY or CHILD under five years of age?

Apply for WIC services TODAY to receive nutritional food and counseling for you and your children!

Make your WIC appointment by calling 704-336-6500. Language assistance services are available free of charge. All are welcome regardless of immigration status.

Have the following documents ready:

  • Identification for you and your child

  • Proof of your current address

  • Proof of household income (or Medicaid or SNAP card)

  • Height and weight measurements from most recent doctor's visit

Want to skip the hold time on the phone? Fill out the online WIC appointment request form.

What Food Does WIC Provide?

Infants (Birth-12 mo.) 

  • Bottle-fed infants receive the WIC contract brand of iron-fortified infant formula for the first year of life.

  • Beginning at six months of age, infants may also receive iron-fortified infant cereal and fruit, vegetables, and jar foods high in vitamin C and A.

  • Under certain medical conditions, infants may receive a non-contract brand or a special formula. A prescription from a physician stating the formula type, medical reason and duration for its use is required.

Women and Children (1-5 years of age)

  • Food benefits for milk, cheese, eggs, cereals high in iron and fiber, peanut butter or dried or canned beans or peas, fruits and vegetables, brown rice, whole wheat bread, tortillas and tofu.

  • Women who exclusively breastfeed their babies receive canned tuna fish or salmon and increased amount of milk, cheese, dried or canned beans, eggs and fruits and vegetables. In addition, their infants receive infant meats at 6 months old.

For more information, refer to the North Carolina WIC Authorized Product List to see what food products are available to participants.

What Other Services Does WIC Provide?

  • Nutrition Education

    Greengrocer preparing organic fresh agricultural product at farmer market

    The goals of WIC nutrition education are:

    • Teach the relationship between nutrition and good health.

    • Improve food consumption habits.

    • Promote optimal use of WIC supplemental foods.

    • Provide nutrition education within the context of ethnic and cultural preferences

  • Healthcare Referrals

    Health department employees

    Referrals from WIC include immunizations and substance abuse counseling and treatment.

    WIC encourages persons already receiving medical services to remain under their physicians' care. It also encourages individuals not receiving medical care to seek and maintain appropriate care.

  • Breastfeeding Support

    Photo of mother with children speaking to social worker.

    WIC strives to increase the incidence and duration of breastfeeding among women enrolled in the Program. 

    Agencies instruct mothers in the basics of breastfeeding, and provide peer support through mother-to-mother counseling. Many agencies provide breastfeeding aids such as manual and electric breast pumps.

    For support call our Warm-Line at 704-336-6464.

Eligibility Guidelines

WIC is available to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to age five. Staff determine eligibility based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services income guidelines in the table below, which are effective July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024. You can use the WIC Prescreening Tool to find out if you might be eligible for WIC benefits

Maximum Gross Income
Number of Persons in HouseholdAnnualMonthlyTwice MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
For each additional household member add9,509793397366183

Non-Discrimination Statements

Nondiscrimination 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/ad-3027.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:

[email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Aviso 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.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027s.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 protected]

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.