WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) is a supplemental 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 foods from all five food groups (fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy, and grains) to help them thrive during these crucial years of development.

WIC food packages include items such as formula, cheese, milk (available in soy and lactose-free as well), beans, peanut butter, juice, whole wheat bread, whole wheat 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 each year per enrolled individual.

If you receive Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or meet the WIC income guidelines posted below, your child may be eligible for WIC.

The WIC Outreach and Education Program at the Food Bank of Delaware provides Train the Trainer and Parent Information educational presentations on WIC, shopping tours, nutrition education, and food demonstrations to community organizations and families statewide. Through the Train the Trainer and Parent Information educational presentation, the WIC Outreach Program teaches organizations about what WIC is, how it works, where it can be used, and any WIC updates. The Train the Trainer educational sessions provide up to date information on WIC and other food bank programs so that staff are able to provide informed referrals to their families. Learn how to shop for WIC foods, create and cook delicious recipes with WIC food items, and how to make the most of your WIC food package through nutrition education with the WIC Outreach and Education Team!

If your organization is interested in hosting a Train the Trainer presentation for your staff or a Parent Information session for your families to provide education on the WIC program and/or provide shopping tours to your families, please contact Lynaida Diaz, WIC Outreach Coordinator, at (302)252-1305 ext 267.

If your organization is interested in hosting a cooking demonstration or nutrition education workshop for families who receive or may qualify for WIC, please contact:

For Kent and Sussex Counties: Chong Yi, WIC Education Specialist: 302-424-3301 ext 118
For New Castle County: Alicia Beckford, WIC Outreach Nutritionist: 302-292-1305 ext 268

For more information about WIC or to make an appointment call:
New Castle County: (302) 283-7540
Kent/Sussex Counties: (302) 424-7220

Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly
1 22,311 1,860 430
2 30,044 2,504 578
3 37,777 3,149 727
4 45,510 3,793 876
5 53,243 4,437 1,024
6 60,976 5,082 1,173
Each Additional Family Member +7,733 +645 +149

Effective July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

 

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.