Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

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For more than 30 years, the American Red Cross Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program has helped pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well, stay healthy, and be active. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The American Red Cross joined forces with the WIC program in 1974. Today, we serve more than 36,000 San Diegans per month. Our staff speaks 19 languages and helps communities in 19 locations. We are the only WIC agency with offices on local military bases.

The WIC program provides checks for nutritious foods, at no cost to participants. Our nutrition counselors and Registered Dietitians offer nutrition education, and our Certified Lactation Educators provide breastfeeding support. We also offer referrals to other services in the community.

To qualify for the American Red Cross WIC Program, families must meet WIC income guidelines, live in California and have a nutritional need. The program is available regardless of race, color, sex or national origin. U.S. citizenship is not required to participate in WIC.

To learn more please visit our WIC website.

If you’d like to enroll, you can do so over the phone 1 (800) 500-6411, or on our website.