By Lynaida Diaz, WIC Outreach Coordinator
Women, Infant, and Children Special Supplemental Nutrition Program, better known as WIC is now mobile!
Delaware’s ONLY mobile WIC clinic is here!
Delaware’s WIC program has partnered with the Food Bank of Delaware to develop a mobile WIC clinic that allows low-income residents to enroll in the WIC program. The mobile WIC clinic eliminates obstacles of transportation issues and inability to take time off of work to attend WIC appointments.
What does this mean for Delaware families?
This means no more having to take off of work to get to your appointments, no more trying to find transportation to get you to your appointment, and no more taking several buses to get to your appointment on time!
Gabrielle Mensah, 26, mother of two small children, who works in the community during the day states, “The WIC Outreach Program has made the process so much easier. They worked with me to provide services at a time convenient for me. I appreciate what they are doing and the community needs it.”
The WIC Outreach Program works with daycares, Head Start programs, community centers, and other community organizations to secure spaces that are easy access points for families and offer services during evening and weekend hours which is a key factor in participation in the program.
The WIC Outreach Team has provided services to more than 300 individuals throughout the state of Delaware last year!
If you are interested in setting an appointment up with the WIC Outreach Team, please contact Lynaida Diaz, WIC Outreach Coordinator, at (302)292-1305 ext. 267. If you have any questions regarding WIC nutrition, please contact Alisha Beckford, WIC Outreach Nutritionist, at (302)292-1305 ext. 268.