The Nutrition Program for Women Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC Does your food budget need a boost? Good news! WIC has openings for:
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • New Mothers
  • Babies
  • Children up to age 5
  • All foster children under age
  • All pregnant foster teens
  • Children under age 5 in kinship care or living with relatives
The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides monthly checks for up to $100 worth of healthy foods when two in your family are enrolled. Each person gets checks for up to $50 worth of healthy foods.
  • You’ll be able to use your checks at the grocery store the same day as your first visit!
  • Working families, those on unemployment, and military families can get WIC. See the income guidelines below to learn if your family is eligible.
  • If you get DSHS Medical, TANF, or Basic food (food stamps) you are automatically income eligible for WIC. All pregnant teen and children under five in foster care are eligible for WIC.
Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status.
Do you think you might qualify for WIC?
Income Guidelines for the WIC Program Eligibility
WIC Income Guidelines
Number of people
in your household*
Maximum annual
income to qualify
Maximum monthly
income to qualify
2 $29,101 $2,426
3 $36,612 $3,051
4 $44,123 $3,677
5 $51,634 $4,303
6 $59,145 $4,929
7 $66,656 $5,555
How to apply for WIC at Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
(509) 454-4143 (Yakima)
(509) 837-8200 (Sunnnyside)
We will get you set up with an appointment right away!
WIC even takes care of the paperwork.
As soon as you know you're pregnant, go get WIC!
  • Your appointment should take only 30-45 minutes
  • Bring identification, proof of residency and proof of income.
  • You will get your WIC checks from the clinic at the end of your first appointment.
The friendly, caring people at WIC offer you other services too:
  • If you are a breastfeeding mother, WIC will help with healthy baby foods and other support for you and your baby.
  • WIC will give you nutrition tips to help you and your families eat well and stay healthy.
  • WIC can tell you about many other services available in your community.
The WIC Food List
You can use your checks from WIC to buy these healthy foods at your local grocery store.
Fresh fruits Fresh vegetables
Baby foods Infant formula for babies who are not breastfed
Milk Tortillas
Eggs Real fruit juices
Cheese Dried beans, peas and lentils
Canned tuna Breakfast cereals
Peanut butter Whole wheat bread
The Washington State WIC Nutrition Program does not discriminate. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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