Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Program

WIC Operation in Response to COVID-19 Guidance

Given the recent developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Burlington County announces the following action:

As of Monday, March 16, Burlington County WIC offices will close to the public. 

The WIC staff will reach out to all scheduled clients to discuss their individual cases and where we can, checks will be mailed.

New Jersey WIC Program Services Now Provided Without Physical Presence

During the COVID-19 pandemic,all current New Jersey WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,Infants, and Children) participants will continue to receive benefits, and newapplicants will be assessed, certified, and issued benefits remotely. WICservices include providing supplemental food benefits, nutrition education,breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and social services. Typically,WIC participants and applicants must be physically present to receive services.However, USDA has temporarily waived this requirement. The waiver applies toareas impacted by WIC clinic closures and stay-at-home orders as well as topeople under quarantine. The New Jersey WIC program provides services to anaverage of 133,000 program participants each month.

This link offers options forvarious assistance programs:

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/get-assistance/how-do-i-apply-for-food-and-cash-assistance-and-health-insurance-during-the-covid-19-outbreak

NJWIC has expanded its list of allowable food items during this time. Please review the lists below:


NJ WIC COVID-19 Allowable Food Substitutions - ENGLISH (PDF)

NJ WIC COVID-19 Allowable Food Substitutions - SPANISH (PDF)

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The Burlington County WIC program provides nutritional counseling and supplemental foods to pregnant, postpartum, and nursing women and their children through age 5. A lactation consultant is available for breastfeeding support and information. Children are monitored to ensure proper growth and development. Eligibility is based on income and nutritional need. WIC clinics are located at multiple sites within the county.

View a list of WIC Clinic Locations and Timing (PDF)

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 609-267-4304 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

WIC Non-Discrimination Statement [English and Spanish] (PDF)

WIC Approved Stores

View a list of WIC approved stores (PDF)

WIC Approved Farmer's Market Locations

View a list of WIC approved farmer's markets (PDF). WIC provides farmer's market vouchers from June to September. For more information, call 609-267-4304

Remember: WIC checks can be used throughout New Jersey.

Additional Resources

Burlington County Food Pantries Image

View a complete list of food pantries (PDF) in the Burlington County area.

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