WIC & Nutrition
Announcements and Important Information
WIC & Nutrition Program Information
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care.
WIC stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for “Women, Infants and Children”. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered in Florida by the Department of Health. Services provided by the Program include the following:
- Healthy Foods
- Nutrition Education and Counseling
- Breastfeeding Support
- Referrals for Health Care.
Pinellas County WIC work closely with other agencies and DOH-Pinellas divisions such as:
- Healthy Start/Healthy Families
- Lead Intervention
- Disease Control
- Florida KidCare
- Domestic Violence
The Pinellas County WIC operates from five main centers & one satellite office.WIC & Nutrition Program utilizes advertising and marketing strategies to reach those who may be eligible for the program. Currently, the Pinellas County WIC & Nutrition Program provides services to over 18,000 participants each month.
Each applicant must meet all federal eligibility requirements. Benefits issued from our sites are redeemable at participating local vendors.
WIC Appointment Line: 727-824-6914
Who Is Eligible?
- You must be a pregnant woman, or a woman who has recently been pregnant, a breastfeeding mother, an infant, or a child under five years of age.
- You must meet certain income guidelines
- You must live in Florida
- You must have a nutrition-related need, which will be determined by WIC staff.
You could be eligible if you or other family members are currently receiving Medicaid, WAGES, or Food Stamps. However, you do NOT have to be on a public assistance program to qualify for WIC.
Before eligibility is completed, WIC staff will verify your gross household income. You need to bring proof of household income so that the staff can determine your eligibility.
The WIC Express is a faster way to check out when picking up benefits only. It is designed for participants who have completed all required paperwork to pick up benefits. The average check out time at these stations is about five minutes. This process saves participants time, especially those who are working and may use part of their lunch hour to pick up their benefits.
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WIC Non-Discrimination Statement
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.