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Women, Infants, & Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

WIC provides food assistance, health care referrals, and nutrition education to low-income families with young children or expecting a new child.

WIC is federally funded and administered through the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) to provide valuable benefits for families with children, including:

  • Food assistance: WIC provides an average of $62 per person per month for purchasing healthy food. Pregnant participants can receive another and $40 per month in EatSF fruit and vegetable vouchers.
  • Free electric breast pump and infant formula:  Qualifying moms receive a free electric breast pump and infant formula, including specialized formula for various medical conditions.

WIC is available to the following applicants based on income:

  • Pregnant and new mothers
  • Infants and children ages 0 to 5 who are at nutritional risk
  • Fathers, grandparents, immigrants, and foster parents of young children
  • Families with a parent or children who receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs, or CalFresh may automatically qualify for WIC.

How to apply for WIC

You can apply now online. DPH will contact you to set up a remote appointment. Need application assistance? Call (415) 575-5788.

More benefits for WIC recipients

As a WIC recipient, you may qualify for health, employment, and hundreds of dollars worth of food benefits per month, including:

  • CalFresh: 
    • Food assistance in addition to your WIC benefits. Based on household income, CalFresh benefits could provide as much as $616 per month for a family of three and $782 for a family of four. 
    • Free diapers for households with children under the age of three from the San Francisco Diaper Bank. Learn more.
  • Medi-Cal health coverage, includes other coverage options if you don’t qualify for Medi-Cal
  • CalWORKS employment assistance, includes child care, free diapers, and other services

For more WIC information, visit the DPH website.