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The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed. Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations. We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.
Office Information: Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Appointments required on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Call for appointment.
WIC is a special supplemental food program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and post-partum women, infants, and children under five years of age. WIC helps you and your baby get healthy foods and healthy advice in the first years of life.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the program, a woman, infant, or child must meet the income guidelines and be at medical or nutritional risk. Low iron levels in the blood (anemia), underweight, overweight, or poor diet are typical examples. A nurse or nutritionist will determine if an applicant is eligible for the WIC program.
You can check your income against the current guidelines to see if you may qualify.
Apply in Person
USDA policy requires that applicants must apply in person for WIC benefits at their local WIC clinic. Parents not wanting to bring their newborns in to the WIC clinic have a 60-day period during which the newborn must be seen at the WIC clinic.
What to bring to your WIC appointment
Applicants must bring proof of income, residence, and identification to their WIC appointment.
Examples of proof of income:
A current pay stub less than 60 days old
A signed statement from an employer indicating gross income earnings for a specified pay period
Current W-2 forms
An income tax return for the most current year
Proof of Medicaid, TANF, or Food Stamps
Examples of proof of residence:
Pieces of mail that include the client's current address (e.g. current utility bill, bank statement, etc.)
A valid driver's license with the current address
A mortgage/rental agreement
Examples of proof of identification:
A valid driver license
A social security card
A valid U.S. passport
A current shot record
A military ID
A newborn crib card
WIC Store LocationsFind WIC Store Locations to purchase WIC approved foods with your WIC or EBT Card, in and around Hattiesburg, MS.
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