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Alamance County WIC Office Remains Open During Government Shutdown

The Alamance County Health Department received communication from the NC Department of Health and Human Services Nutrition Services Branch on December 20, 2018 that if there is a partial Federal Government Shutdown, the NC WIC Program is funded into February 2019.  Correspondence dated December 20, 2018 was also sent to the stores in Alamance County that accept eWIC cards informing them that they should continue transacting eWIC benefits presented by WIC participants until informed otherwise.

The Alamance County WIC office will remain open for business as usual until further notice.  Current WIC participants should contact the office if they have any questions.

The WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program Women, Infants, and Children) program provides supplemental nutrition for women who: are pregnant, have had a baby in the last 6 months, or are breastfeeding and have had a baby in the last 12 months, as well as infants and children up to 5 years of age. To be eligible, the child or mother must: live in the state of North Carolina, live in a household with an income at or below 185% of the Federal poverty income guidelines, and have a nutrition-related problem or be at risk of developing a nutrition-related problem. The women and children that meet the criteria listed above who receive Medicaid or Food and Nutrition Services (SNAP) recipients meet the WIC income eligibility criteria.  Alamance County WIC currently serves more than 3,500 participants.

For more information about WIC or to make an appointment please, visit Alamance County WIC located at 319 N. Graham-Hopedale Rd., Burlington, NC, 27217 or call 336-570-6745. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm (until 6pm the first Monday of every month). WIC now offers appointments during lunch hours (12-1pm). Walk-ins are welcome but participants are encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time to reduce wait times. You may also visit the WIC website at www.nutritionnc.com to learn more about WIC.