Last Updated: 4/3/2020



DC WIC and USDA are working quickly to ensure both new and current WIC families are able to receive program services and their WIC benefits during the COVID-19 emergency. DC WIC sites are providing all services, including certifications, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support over the phone. Individuals who are interested in applying for WIC should use USDA’s prescreening application tool to check their eligibility status. 

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 

  • Participants with checks for special formulas may order these formulas at any authorized Pharmacy location.  Pharmacies have 48 hours to obtain the 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 and you’ll see a drop down of options for available languages.​

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