With your WIC benefits, you can buy healthy foods such as:
Milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, soy, tofu, juice, whole grains, peanut butter, dry beans, peas, or lentils, canned mature beans, breakfast cereal, canned fish, fruits and vegetables, infant fruits and vegetables, infant meats, and infant formula.
Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is a federal program associated with the WIC program. The FMNP provides benefits to an average of 1.7 million people each year. Eligible WIC participants are given FMNP coupons in addition to their regular WIC benefits. Using these coupons, participants can buy eligible foods from farmers, farmers' markets, and approved roadside food stands.
FMNP benefits are issued starting June up until the beginning of September and can be used until November.
Ask us about these benefits at your next appointment or call us at (209)-383-4859.
Summer Lunch Program
The Merced WIC office hosts as site for the Summer Lunch Program for children and teen ages 1-18.
The Merced WIC site serves as a host site for the lunch program. Check back in next summer for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know what benefits I still have on my card?
A: There are several ways you can find your WIC food balance:
Check your CA WIC App – click on ‘Food Balance’ on the home screen
Call us at 209-383-4859 or go into your WIC office for a print out of your benefits
Look at the bottom of the store receipt from the last time you used your WIC Card
Go to the customer service desk at your WIC certified grocery store
Call 1-844-469-3264 or 1-844-4MY-FAMILY (on the back of your WIC Card)
Q: Do I need to download the WIC App?
A: No, you don’t need to download the app but the app has many useful features. On the app, you can look up your next appointment, your WIC food balance, and local grocery stores that take WIC. You can also scan food package barcodes to see if the item is a WIC authorized food. For help downloading/navigating the app, click here.
Q: I don’t have a phone that can download apps, what do I do?
A: You don’t need to have the app to use your WIC Card. Please call us at 209-383-4859 if you have any questions. For questions about your food balance, please see the question, ‘How do I know what benefits I still have on my card?