The American Rescue Plan Act, signed into law March 11, 2021 by President Biden, provides states with the option to temporarily expand WIC’s nutrition support by increasing the monthly Cash Value Benefit (CVB) to $35 for children and women (not infants). The NC WIC Program opted-in for this temporary increase for the months of June, July, August and September.
The Alamance County WIC office will ensure that eligible, active participants receive the increase. There is no action that the participants need to take if they are currently active in the program. Current WIC participants and those who may be WIC-eligible should contact the office if they have any questions about exactly what date their increase will occur or how they can enroll in the program.
The WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program Women, Infants, and Children) program provides supplemental nutrition (healthy foods), nutrition education, breastfeeding support and community or healthcare referrals 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 pregnant women, post-partum women and children mentioned above who receive Medicaid or Food and Nutrition Services (SNAP) meet the WIC income eligibility criteria. Alamance County WIC currently serves more than 4,000 participants.
The Alamance County WIC office is located at 319 N. Graham-Hopedale Rd., Burlington, NC, 27217. Please call 336-570-6745 with inquiries or to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19 waivers for the NC WIC Program, appointments are currently conducted over the telephone, which means the phone lines may be busy. Please leave a voice message with your name and telephone number if indicated. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. WIC also offers appointments during lunch hours (open 12-1pm). You may also visit the WIC website at www.nutritionnc.com to learn more about WIC.
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