WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) is a supplement food program that provides healthy food for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five. Nutrition is vital to the overall health and growth of children, especially during the first five years of development. These children will receive four out of the five food groups that will help them thrive during these crucial years of development.

Over the years, WIC enrollment and participation rates have steadily decreased due to lack of knowledge of eligibility and transportation barriers. In an effort to increase rates, WIC has partnered with the Food Bank of Delaware creating the WIC Outreach Program. The Food Bank of Delaware’s WIC Outreach Program offers WIC enrollment services at different community access points throughout the state of Delaware. Participants will be enrolled in WIC, see a nutritionist, and receive WIC benefits on site.

Benefits are distributed on a trimonthly basis. Participants will be able to choose their food package for the following three months. Each eligible family member will receive their own food package which will be loaded, in total, on the eWIC card. Each month benefits will be reloaded on to the eWIC card on the same day. Families will be able to redeem their benefits at their local grocery store at their leisure. Benefits do not rollover and need to be redeemed during the designated month. Participants will have to recertify for WIC after one year to continue to receive benefits.

WIC food packages includes items such as formula, cheese, milk (available in soy and lactose as well), beans, peanut butter, juice, whole wheat bread, tortillas, eggs, and fresh produce. Packages have an average retail value of $60-135 a month per enrolled participant. Participating families save up to an average of $720- 1,000 in grocery cost a year per enrolled individual.

If you receive Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or you meet the income guidelines below, your child may be eligible for WIC. For more information, please contact Lynaida Diaz, WIC Outreach Coordinator, at (302) 292-1305 ext 267 or ldiaz@fbd.org or Taylor Massey, WIC Outreach Nutritionist, (302) 292-1305 ext 268 or tmassey@fbd.org.

FAMILY SIZE ANNUAL MONTHLY WEEKLY
1 21,978 1,832 423
2 29,637 2,470 570
3 37,296 3,108 718
4 44,955 3,747 865
5 52,614 4,385 1,012
6 60,273 5,023 1,160
Each additional family member +7,696 +642 +148

Guidelines effective July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

We are proud to partner with the following organizations!

Kent/Sussex Counties

Telamon

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Hartly Family Learning Center

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Lil Red Hen Nursery and Preschool

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Expanding Our Kid’s World

Beginnings & Beyond

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Delaware Technical Community College – Georgetown Campus

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DAPI ( all 3 counties)

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New Castle County

Wilmington Head Start

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Christina Early Education Center 

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Parents As Teachers via Delaware Early Education Center

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St. Michael’s

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New Direction Early Head Start

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Latin American Community Center

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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:

(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

(3) email:
program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.