This federal program was created to reduce food insecurity and help to establish good habits which are vital for adequate child growth and development. If parents or guardians meet the criteria for financial eligibility, the following candidates could be covered:
- Infants and children ages 1-to-5 years (including foster children)
- Pregnant women (through pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after birth or after pregnancy ends)
- Breastfeeding mothers (during the child’s first year)
- Non-breastfeeding postpartum women (up to 6 months after the birth of an infant or after pregnancy ends)
Good news! Georgia WIC benefits are now available electronically! New eWIC cards make shopping a breeze and cut down on the hassle of keeping track of paper vouchers. Please contact the call center at
(404) 612-3942 to schedule your next appointment and learn more about the transition from paper vouchers to the eWIC cards.
Participant categories consist of pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women; infants and children up to their fifth birthday. Additionally, Foster Parents, Legal/Temporary Caretakers or Custodians may apply for infants and children in their care, who qualify for WIC services.
Georgia Income Eligibility Guidelines
Funding is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. WIC is administered by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Fulton County Board of Health.
- Nutrition counseling
- Breastfeeding support
- eWIC cards can be used at participating grocery stores for milk, eggs, infant formula, infant baby foods, and infant cereal, cheese, cereal, juices, and other nutritious foods.
- Full list of approved foods
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.