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WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is intended for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 living in Comanche County who are determined to be at nutritional risk and meet income guidelines.

You may be eligible for WIC services if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Are you pregnant?
  • Are you breastfeeding a baby?
  • Have you had a baby recently?
  • Do you have a child under the age of 5?

WIC provides:
• Personalized nutrition information and support
• Checks to buy healthy food
•  Tips for eating well to improve health
• Breastfeeding support
• Referrals for services that can benefit the whole family


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Helping make ends meet

WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) provides nutrition information and nutritious foods to families who may be struggling to make ends meet. They are often young women trying to support their families who work in low-paying jobs. Some may not qualify for SRS services such as food stamps because they make “too much money.” 
For these families, WIC can be an income “safety net” by providing some of the foods children need for a healthy diet as well as a source of sound nutrition advice.
Alicia is one of these women. She has two children under the age of 5 and is working at a fast food restaurant. Alicia’s partner left shortly after the birth of their second child. The responsibility of having a family became overwhelming —  Alicia was left with no financial or emotional support and was going into debt when she came to WIC. She had tried other social service agencies but for one reason or another, did not qualify.
With WIC’s help, Alicia was able to get by and maintain her dignity. WIC also referred her to other community resources and a support group for young moms. Alicia is grateful WIC was there for her.
“They helped me,” she said, “when no one else would.”
* Name has been changed.