Using WIC food benefits
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) serves 6.7 million participants on average and provides crucial health and nutritional support, as well as Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards or vouchers to purchase nutritious foods to supplement diets at authorized retail vendors. However, challenges arise from in-person transactions, especially for families with limited transportation. The move towards online shopping aligns with modern retail trends, ensuring broader access for WIC participants. With a focus on inclusivity, online WIC transactions will bridge the gap for those facing challenges in remote or rural areas. Aligning with the nationwide ability to redeem SNAP benefits at online retailers, this step promotes accessibility and modernizes the WIC experience for participants.