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Forget the paper checks. Introducing the California WIC card!

Now shopping for WIC foods will be easier and convenient.

California WIC Card

California WIC Card

Coming in November, the California WIC card will replace the current paper food checks for an improved shopping experience

  • Each family will receive one WIC card for their entire family's food benefits.
  • You can shop for as few or as many WIC foods as you need at each shopping trip.
  • If your card is lost, stolen, or damaged, it can be replaced.
  • Download a free app that allows you to scan a food item's barcode to confirm that it is a WIC food.

Before You Go Shopping

There are many ways to find your WIC Food Balance

  • Use the free WIC phone app on your smart phone m.wic.ca.gov
  • Get a printout at your WIC office.
  • Look at your store receipt from your last shopping trip.
  • Ask a cashier or customer service person at the store to print your WIC Food Balance.
  • Call the toll free number on the back of your WIC Card,
    1-844-4MY-FAMILY  or 1-844-469-3264.
  • Go online to www.myfamily.wic.ca.gov

Your WIC Food Balance shows the foods and the amounts available to your family between specific dates. As you shop and use your WIC foods, your Food Balance will change. Be sure to shop for all of the foods in your WIC Food Balance within the allowed dates.