Last Updated: 6/29/2020



DC WIC and USDA are working quickly to ensure both new and current WIC families are able to receive their WIC benefits and all program services during the COVID-19 emergency. DC WIC sites are providing all services over the phone, including certifications, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support. 


If you think you may be eligible for WIC:

DC WIC has temporarily expanded its food list.

  • Effective April 1, 2020: DC WIC has temporarily expanded its approved food list during the COVID-19 emergency in response to food shortages at grocery stores.

  • Participants should use the expanded food list along with the food list in their WIC ID folder when shopping for food at the store. 

DC WIC is making sure participants receive their benefits.

  • WIC Sites are mailing WIC checks to participants so they can stay at home!

  • New and current participants should call their local WIC site with any questions.

  • Click here for contact info:

Special Formula Ordering 

  • If you are having trouble finding your WIC-issued formula at the store, please speak to the store manager to see when shipments are scheduled. Some stores are able to put items (such as formula) on hold for customers.

  • Participants with checks for special formulas may order these formulas at any authorized Pharmacy location.  These pharmacies have 48 hours to obtain your special formula.

Best Practices for Preventing Illness

Additional Resources for DC WIC Participants


Resources in multiple languages are being developed and can be found from 

New York Dept. of Health, the CDC and Los Angeles Dept of Health.

Click ‘view’ under each of the categories to see options for available languages.​

These sites will serve meals to anyone under age 18

  • Grocery distribution (daily, while supplies last):

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