What Is WIC?

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program of Gloucester County provides services and food vouchers to pregnant or post-partum women, infants, and children under five years old  free of charge to eligible local residents.

Benefits And Services

  • WIC checks for nutritious foods (cashed at grocery stores) 
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Immunization screening and referrals
  • Referrals for free or reduced cost health care
  • Referrals to health or social services such as:
    1. Medicaid
    2. Food stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
    3. Family care (health care)
    4. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

WIC Foods

The following WIC food categories are authorized:

  • Milk
  • 100% Juice
  • Eggs
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Dried or Canned Beans, Peas or Lentils
  • Whole Grain Bread, Brown Rice or Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Canned Fish
  • Tofu
  • Soy Beverage
  • Infant Cereal
  • Baby Food
  • Infant Formula

Please refer to the New Jersey Authorized Food List for more details.
English: http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/documents/foodlist_en.pdf
Spanish: http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/wic/documents/foodlist_sp.pdf

WIC foods provide
    protein for growth,
        iron for healthy blood,
            calcium for strong teeth and bones,
                vitamin A for healthy skin, hair and vision,
                    vitamin C for wound healing, fighting 
                        infections and absorbing iron.

Where To Shop

You may purchase your WIC Authorized Foods at
Authorized New Jersey WIC Vendors