Fall River Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
What is WIC?
WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care referrals, and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC‘s goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding individuals and kids under 5 healthy! WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents, working or not working. If you are a father, mother, grandparent, foster parent, or other legal guardians of a child under 5, you can apply for WIC for your child.
WIC is not included in the federal government’s public charge rule and is available regardless of immigration or citizenship status.
You can participate in WIC if you:
– Live in Massachusetts
– Have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help you determine this)
– Are a child under 5, pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum individual
– Have a family income of less than WIC guidelines.
You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you currently receive TAFDC, SNAP, or MassHealth. Foster children are also automatically eligible for WIC before their 5th birthday!
Income eligibility guidelines until June 30th, 2023
Household size Yearly Monthly Bi-weekly Weekly
1 $25,142 $2,096 $967 $484
2 $33,874 $2,823 $1,303 $652
3 $42,606 $3,551 $1,639 $820
4 $51,338 $4,279 $1,975 $988
5 $60,070 $5,006 $2,311 $1,156
6 $68,802 $5,734 $2,647 $1,324
7 $77,534 $6,462 $2,983 $1,492
8 $86,266 $7,189 $3,318 $1,659
For each additional family member add…
+$8,732 +$728 +$336 +$168
Free, Healthy Foods
WIC makes it easier for you to provide healthy, delicious foods that you feel good about giving your family. WIC provides free healthy food, tailored to the participant’s needs, including but not limited to Baby jar food (fruits, veggies, meats, and cereal), brown rice, canned fish, cereal, cheese, dried or canned beans/peas, eggs, fruit juice, fruits, vegetables, infant formula, milk, peanut butter, tortillas, tofu, whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, and yogurt!
Our WIC Staff is highly trained. They know a lot about nutrition and health, pregnancy, babies, breastfeeding, children, and community resources. You will have the chance to ask questions about health, nutrition, or your child’s growth and development. And, you can talk with your nutritionist about concerns you may have about yourself or your child. Your nutritionist can answer your questions about how certain foods affect health.
Breastfeeding Education & Support
Call us to have all your breastfeeding questions answered by a Breastfeeding Counselor (508)679-9349
New Life, New Beginnings – All pregnant individuals attend one class during their pregnancy. Discussions include common topics that occur during pregnancy as well as what to expect while enrolled in WIC.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Teaching Group – Breastfeeding can be simple, especially if you know the tricks. Our Peer Counselors are here to share them with you. Join us to learn more about these topics: Babies First Feeding, Normal Infant Behavior, What to Expect as a New Parent.
Loving Support – Breastfeeding Support for postpartum individuals. Learn more about these topics: Infant Massage, BellyTime, Baby & Me Yoga, Infant Safety, Real Life Baby Einstein, Happiest Baby, Story Time: Raising a Reader, Bedtime Hour, Baby Proof your Home. Share your breastfeeding experiences. Bring your questions. Bring your family.
The Fall River WIC Nutrition Program provides referrals to medical and dental care, health insurance, child care, playgroups, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family.
Do you have questions? Contact WIC today to learn more at (508) 679-9349; 1-800-WIC-1007 or visit www.mass.gov/wic.
Nutrition Division MA Department of Public Health TDD/TTY: (617) 624-5992
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
Fall River WIC Nutrition Program is conveniently located at HealthFirst Family Care Center.
387 Quarry Street, Suite 101, Fall River, MA 02723.
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 3rd Saturday of the Month, morning only!