The program provides vouchers that are redeemed at authorized stores for specified foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, juice, peanut butter, beans, fruits, vegetables, fish, tofu, yogurt and infant formula. Vouchers are issued monthly and must be used within 30 days.
The 2020 WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is now available on a first come, first served basis. While supplies last, eligible WIC participants may receive an additional $28 to spend at the farmers' market. Checks must be used by November 30, 2020; checks cannot be exchanged for cash. Lost or stolen checks will not be replaced.
PHFE WIC participants can request checks by visiting https://www.phfewic.org/newsroom/coming-soon-28-free-at-the-farmers-market/
Participants also receive regular nutrition education classes and counseling, including obesity prevention and health/disability related counseling and education. Other services include referrals to and screenings for immunization, Medi-Cal, dental health families program and other referrals. If eligibility continues, women may participate in WIC for as long as six months after their baby is born or up to one year if they are breastfeeding. Infants and children may participate until age five.
Lactation assistance is offered including hands on lactation clinics. There is also a breastfeeding help line available to all Los Angeles County residents providing information and referral about breastfeeding.
The Working Women Pump Program loans electronic breast pumps to low-income breastfeeding mothers who meet the following criteria: are employed full-time or attending school (at least 32 hours per week); express a desire to continue breastfeeding; agree to return the pump upon requesting formula; grant PHFE permission to contact the employer to confirm full-time employment and provide a breastfeeding-friendly workplace.
The program also offers diapers for families with children three years and younger. Assistance is available once per month at specific sites; there are no geographic restrictions. LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Canjoval (a Guatemalan dialect), Korean, Lao, Spanish, Vietnamese; Breastfeeding help line is available in Spanish, Thai and many Asian languages. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call the WIC program office to apply. Proof of income and residence are required. Eligible applicants are referred to the WIC Center nearest them. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for service.
4470 Lincoln Ave.
Cypress , CA 90630 (Physical)Get directions
Service/Intake and Administration
(888) 942-2229 (888-WIC BABY)