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Faces of WIC

WIC serves 7.3 million, women, infants, and children. That’s a lot of individual people, all with unique experiences. Here are the stories of some current and former WIC participants, provided to put a face to the program.

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Former WIC participant, Louisiana
"The healthy foods I ate as a WIC baby helped me grow into a healthy young woman. I believe in…
WIC Employee, California
Pictured is 14-month-old Heidi enjoying the colorful shapes in a board book provided by the Little By Little School Readiness…
WIC mom, Michigan
"When expecting, my doctor made sure medical things were going well, but I never remember him asking if I was…
WIC father, Virginia
 Yohannes Wondimu is the father of a baby who is a WIC participant.
WIC grandfather, Idaho
"I am a single grandfather raising my daughter’s children, ages 6 months and 2 years old. WIC helped me get…
WIC mom, Idaho
"My son loves the fact that the WIC checks have his name on them. He likes to pick out his…
WIC mom, New Jersey
"I love WIC because it keeps me informed with the things my baby and I need to be doing -…
WIC mom, Colorado
"WIC has positively impacted my life and that of my children. I am especially thankful for the wide variety of…
WIC Mom, American Samoa
"As a young woman who was still in college with no job, I had no responsibility and a carefree attitude…