WIC Program

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Healthy Foods, Healthy Families, Healthy Futures
The mission of the Chautauqua County Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) is to safeguard the health of income eligible women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information of health eating, and referrals to health care.

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Fresh fruits and vegetables are available through WIC. WIC helps you help your family. Many working families qualify for WIC.

About WIC & How to Apply
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for:
  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby
  • Children under 5 years old (including foster children)
  • Families with low- to medium-income (working families may qualify)
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

What is Available with WIC
  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors - milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see authorized foods)
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding health care and other community services
Where to Find WIC
WIC has two local offices in Dunkirk and Jamestown.

Qualifications & Eligibility
Generally, WIC is available to:
  • Financially eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • Financially eligible parent or guardian who is the provider of children under age 5 who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level