The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition program.
WIC provides families with:
- Information about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to support you and your family
- Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
- Help in finding health care and other valuable community services
- Healthy foods from WIC approved grocery stores such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, soy milk, tofu and much more.
Participants must meet income guidelines and be:
- A pregnant woman
- A woman breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age
- A woman who had a baby in the past 6 months
- Have an infant(s) up to their first birthday
- Have a child(ren) up to their fifth birthday
In California, 83 WIC agencies provide services locally to about 1.16 million participants each month at over 600 sites throughout the state. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, WIC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
The California WIC App will give WIC participants the opportunity to view upcoming appointments, view food benefits that have been issued to them in the clinic, scan UPCs while shopping at the store to see if the UPC is a WIC Approved item or not, and provide information on locations of WIC Stores and WIC Clinics across the State of California. The goal of the California WIC App is to give participants all the information they need at their fingertips to make their shopping experience fun and easy.
• Update to food guide text and graphics
• Fix to random app crashes
• Fix to display correct date period in benefits
• Fix to overall app improvements and performance optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
Forever to load
This app takes WAAAAY too much time to load, its ridiculous. It takes me about more than 10min to just look at my grocery list...thats with all my 5G bars and wifi connected!
SUGGESTION: It would be a lot more convenient if your list was the second thing to view once you enter the home page. The navigation on the bottom is redundant since everyone knows the top left corner with the three lines view the navigation index. It would he even more convenient if what you used up already, disappears.
I downloaded the app when it first rolled out and had no real issues besides slow loading, but it was really helpful being able to see my remaining food balance. After initially setting up my account I never had to re-sign in until about a month ago. The app had logged me out and wasn’t accepting the password I had thought I’d used. So I went to “Forgot my password” but it only tells me that I need to enter a valid email address even though I entered it already. So that was a dead end. Now my card has been having issues in store and I can’t use the app to figure out the problem and my WIC office is closed. Wish they would fix this problem in the app because it seems lots of people are having the same issue with no fixes or updates.
At a crossroad...
I download the wic at when it first came out. It’s great! Easy to use. You can see everything. Couple of weeks pass by and I forgot what items I needed to buy before it expires. I login and it didn’t log me in. It didn’t save my login information. I forgot my password so I did the “forgot password” deal. I did the following and it wouldn’t let me change it. I called the wic office they said they couldn’t help so they told me to call the number on the back of my card. Called the number. No option for customer service. Apparently, wic offices are closed so I’ve been waiting for a while. Please please PLEASE update the app so it can me logged in.
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