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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
For Women, Infants and Children

NEW JERSEY – The Passaic WIC Program is available to pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of five.  WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.  It is a federal program which helps participants by providing them with sound advice on eating and providing vouchers to obtain free nutritious foods.  The program also provides breastfeeding education, promotion, and support.   

WIC foods include: milk, cheese, yogurt, whole grains, cereal, eggs, juice, fruit and vegetable vouchers, beans or peanut butter, infant formula, infant fruits and vegetables, and infant cereal.

The Passaic WIC Program is available to low-income residents of the City of Passaic and the neighboring towns.  Applicants must meet the income guidelines as well as have a nutritional risk which can be helped by eating WIC foods.  The WIC income guidelines can be found by visiting: https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/frequently-asked-questions-about-wic.

For more information, please call Passaic WIC at (973) 365-5620.  The program is located at 333 Passaic Street, Passaic NJ, 07055 directly across from City Hall.  We are currently processing WIC applications over the phone.  For more information about the program, please visit the City of Passaic website at https://www.cityofpassaic.com/wic or the USDA website at www.fns.usda.gov/wic.  You can also find other local WIC agencies near you at www.signupwic.com.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.