WIC is a federally funded program that provides healthy foods and nutrition counseling for pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children under the age of five.

 

 

Who is WIC for? (Click to find out)

WIC participants enjoy benefits such as:

For Women-Pregnant or postpartum

Women in the WIC Program eat better and have healthier babies.

For Infants- Birth to 1 year of age

Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and grow and develop better.

 

For Children- 1 year to 5 years of age

Children on WIC eat foods with more iron and Vitamin C, which helps them develop strong minds and bodies.

 

Food benefits include items such as:

  • Whole grain bread, tortillas, and brown rice

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Dried canned beans and peas

  • Peanut butter

  • Cereal, milk, and 100% juice

  • Eggs and cheese

  • Baby food and baby cereal

  • Infant formula

 

 

Eligibility Guidelines (Click for more information)

How to Apply (Click for more information)  ~or~

Contact the Mid-Shore WIC Program at 410-479-8060 or 866-551-2139.  

Serving Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties

Nicole Riddleberger, Director

Ph: 410-479-8060  Fax: 410-479-4417

First Floor, Rm. 175

August 2017. WIC in Caroline County was honored by the USDA with the Loving Support Award of Excellence (Gold).  

83 WIC agencies, throughout the Nation, were recognized for their excellence in promoting and supporting breastfeeding activities. Congratulations!

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

1). Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
     1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
     Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2). Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

3). Email: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider. ​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) prohibits discrimination in the delivery of services on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion or belief, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic testing, and mental and/or physical disability.

 

See MDH service-nondiscrimination policy 01.02.01 which can be found at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/op02.aspx.

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