Food Provided

The WIC program strongly encourages and provides support for breastfeeding. For infants not fully breastfed, iron-fortified formula is available for the first year. Infants with specific medical diagnosis may receive most other prescribed formulas.

Provided Food List
For eligible women and children these are some of the foods provided:
Children Receive
  • 3+ Gallons of Milk
  • 1 Pound of Cheese
  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 36 oz. of Cereal
  • 2 Containers of Juice
  • 18 oz. Jar of Peanut Butter
  • 2 Pounds of Bread
  • $8 of Fruit and Vegetables

Monthly Value - $75

Breastfeeding Women Receive

  • 3+ Gallon of Milk
  • 2 Pounds of Cheese
  • 2 Dozen Eggs
  • 36 oz. of Cereal
  • 3 Containers of Juice
  • 30 oz Canned Fish
  • 18 oz. Jar of Peanut Butter
  • 4 Cans Mature Beans
  • 1 Pound of Bread
  • $10 of Fruits and Vegetables

Monthly Value - $105

1 pound dried beans/peas
Pregnant Women Receive
  • 4+ Gallons of Milk
  • 1 Pounds of Cheese
  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 36 oz. of Cereal
  • 3 Containers of Juice
  • 18 oz. Jar of Peanut Butter
  • 1 pound dried beans/peas 
  • 1 Pound of Bread
  • $10 of Fruits and Vegetables

Monthly Value - $85

Breastfeeding Infants Receive
Mothers provide an unlimited supply of the "perfect" food, breast milk.

At 6 Months

  • 3 - 8 oz. Boxes of Infant Cereal
  • 31 Jars of Baby Food Meats
  • 64 Jars of Baby Food Fruits and Vegetables

Monthly Value After 6 Months - $90

Postpartum Women Receive
  • 3+ Gallons of Milk
  • 1 Pound of Cheese
  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 36 oz. of Cereal
  • 2 Containers of Juice
  • 18 oz. Jar of Peanut Butter
  • $10 of Fruits and Vegetables

Monthly Value - $65

Infants Receive
Infant Formula

At 6 Months

  • 3 - 8 oz. Boxes of Infant Cereal
  • 32 Jars of Baby Food Fruits and Vegetables

Monthly Value After 6 Months - $165

Substitutions
  • Brown rice or tortillas are optional instead of bread..
  • Dried peas / beans and lentils may be substituted for peanut butter.
Note: USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer