Food list changes in response to Coronavirus (COVD-19)
WIC is working with stores to ensure contract infant formula is available. Please check at customer service if the infant formula shelf is empty. We are aware that there are periods when food and formula are not immediately available on the shelves; please be patient with your grocers as they are working hard to stock their shelves.
We know that some WIC foods have been difficult to find at times and shopping for WIC foods can be challenging. To help ease the shopping experience, we are pleased to announce WIC Cards can now be used at the Self-Checkout lanes at:
- Price Rite
- Star Market
- Stop & Shop Supermarkets
- Walmart Supercenter
In addition, WIC has increased the allowable options for eggs, yogurt and cereal and has temporarily expanded our food list to include additional options for whole grain bread:
- Helpful tips for Shopping with WIC During Covid-19 (PDF) | (DOCX)
- Helpful tips for Shopping with WIC During Covid-19 — Spanish (PDF) | (DOCX)
Whole wheat/whole grain bread
Allowable sizes now include 20 oz. loaves.
- Market Basket Whole Wheat
- Nature's Own Whole Wheat
- Sara Lee Classic Whole Wheat
(Can be purchased with benefits for “16 oz. Bread/Whole Grains”.)
In addition, please be aware that if the store brand of fluid milk in the dairy case is not available, you are able to purchase the equivalent name-brand product with your WIC benefits. Organic and specialty milks, however, are not authorized.
Making the most of your WIC & SNAP benefits
Using WIC & SNAP benefits together can help you feed your family healthy foods all month long! Click here for helpful tips for shopping using WIC & SNAP together.
Complete WIC food list
You can buy healthy food and formula at over 900 authorized grocery stores and pharmacies in Massachusetts. From fresh produce to whole grains, WIC helps you choose the most nutritious foods for you and your family.