About the Georgia WIC Program

  • About the Georgia WIC Program

    Georgia WIC is the nation's fifth-largest Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. The Georgia Department of Public Health administers the program with federal funding provided by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Georgia WIC serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

    Georgia WIC services are provided in health departments, community health centers, hospitals, military bases, and the Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS) offices. There are over 1,400 authorized vendors that are participating in the WIC food delivery system in Georgia. The Georgia WIC program has provided nutrition education and supplemental foods to low-income families for over thirty years.



  • What Does the WIC Program Provide?
    • An eWIC card to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and much more (see Approved Foods)
    • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
    • Support and information about breastfeeding
    • Help in finding health care and other community services
  • Do I Qualify For WIC Benefits?

    WIC is available to:

    • Low-income* pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
    • Low-income* parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk

    *Low income is considered at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. Review the current Income Eligibility Guidelines.

    You can take the WIC Eligibility Assessment to check if you may be eligible for WIC benefits, or contact your local WIC office to make an appointment and find out what documents you need to bring. To find your local WIC agency use the clinic listing below.