WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

is a short-term intervention program designed to promote good nutrition and healthful behaviors for those who participate. Funding for the WIC Program comes from the US Department of Agriculture and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. We serve Cherokee Indian clients who participate at one of the two sites: Beloved Women and Children’s Health and Wellness Center (Mon-Fri) Snowbird Community Library (second Wednesday each month).

EBCI WIC Program Eligibility Criteria

Children up to 5 years of age, infants, pregnant women, breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 month, and women who have had a baby, pregnancy loss and still birth within the last 6 months.

  • Must be enrolled OR child is an enrolled member
  • Must meet income guidelines
  • Medicaid automatically qualifies you for WIC
  • If there is income, applicants must bring the most recent check stubs indicating 30 days of pay.

WIC Offers

  • Quality nutrition and health education
  • Breastfeeding support, promotion, and education
  • Benefits for specific, free, nutritious foods
  • Referrals to Health Care

New WIC Food List

NC WIC Approved Foods / Los Alimentos Aprobados Por WIC

When you go to apply for WIC, please remember to bring:

  1. Proof of identification (for all individuals applying for WIC)
  2. Enrollment card(s) (for all individuals if applicable)
  3. Proof of income (for all household members with income) or Medicaid card(s)
  4. Proof of residence (where you live)

Click here to use the WIC PreScreening Tool.

Importance of Breastfeeding

  • WIC strives to increase the initiation, duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding among women enrolled in the program.
  • WIC has a breastfeeding peer counselor support program that provides mother-to-mother counseling and education along with trained staff to assist mothers in making informed decisions about their infant feeding choices.
  • WIC offers breastfeeding aids such as manual and electric breast pumps.
  • WIC breastfeeding mothers receive an exclusive breastfeeding food package with increased benefit amounts.



EBCI WIC Breastfeeding Support


73 Kaiser Wilnoty Drive
PO Box 666
Cherokee, NC 28719

Kim Lambert
Program Manager

828-359-7297 (main)
828-359-0416 (fax)

7:45 am – 4:45 pm

Please call the Cherokee WIC Program for an appointment.

For inquiries call 828-359-7297, 828-359-6232 or 828-359-6237 and a staff member will return the message


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