WIC Program of Cleveland County

WIC Program of Cleveland County WIC provides nutrition education and free supplemental foods to low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

The Cleveland County Health Department WIC Program provides nutrition education and free supplemental food to low income pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding mothers as well as families with children under five years of age. Participants are screened to determine that they are at a nutritional risk. WIC provides nutrition education and free supplemental foods such as: *Milk/Soy Milk/Tofu *Dried Beans/Peas or Peanut Butter *Whole Grain Bread/Brown Rice or Whole Grain Tortillas *Cheese *Eggs *Fruit Juices *Cereals *Fruits and Vegetables *Iron Fortified Formula *Baby Food Breastfeeding promotion and support is an integral part of the WIC Program. WIC strives to increase the initiation, duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding among women enrolled in the Program. We have our very own Lactation Consultant available to help mothers and babies get off to a great start, find solutions when concerns arise, and answer questions mothers often have about breastfeeding their babies. We also have a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor that can provide mother-to-mother counseling. USDA Non-Discrimination Statement 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: [email protected] This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Operating as usual

WIC Program of Cleveland County
09/04/2020

WIC Program of Cleveland County

WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!

If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170, benefits can be loaded over the phone.

WIC Program of Cleveland County
08/07/2020

WIC Program of Cleveland County

08/05/2020
07/06/2020
06/05/2020

The National WIC Association is partnering with Noggin to promote learning and healthy development during the COVID-19 health emergency. Starting immediately, Noggin — Nickelodeon’s learning platform — is free to WIC families for 90 days.

Accessing the App
The Noggin App provides games and activities that allow parents to co-view and interact with their children. To start their FREE 90-day subscription, WIC families can sign up at www.noggin.com/noggin-cares-nwa/. Families will not be asked to enter credit card information.

WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170,...
05/18/2020

WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!

If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170, benefits can be loaded over the phone.

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05/08/2020

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WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170,...
05/04/2020

WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!

If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170, benefits can be loaded over the phone.

We're offering curbside WIC services in response to COVID-19. With a simple “call-ahead” system, clients can drive-up to the front entrance of the Cleveland County Public Health Center & receive their benefits with little to no wait.

Call us from your car before coming in for pick-up info: (980) 484-5170

05/04/2020
North Carolina WIC Families - Referral FormThe WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families to pregnant, bre...
04/28/2020
DHHS: DPH: NSB: North Carolina WIC Families - Referral Form

North Carolina WIC Families - Referral Form

The WIC Program promotes healthy habits and healthy families to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children until age 5.

By filling out this form, a WIC clinic near you will contact you within 10-20 business days.

North Carolina WIC Families - Referral Form

04/08/2020

We're offering curbside WIC services in response to COVID-19. With a simple “call-ahead” system, clients can drive-up to the front entrance of the Cleveland County Public Health Center & receive their benefits with little to no wait.

Call us from your car before coming in for pick-up info: (980) 484-5170

04/07/2020

We're offering curbside WIC services in response to COVID-19. With a simple “call-ahead” system, clients can drive-up to the front entrance of the Cleveland County Public Health Center & receive their benefits with little to no wait.

Call us from your car before coming in for pick-up info: (980) 484-5170

03/31/2020

**WIC Clients**

WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!
If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170, benefits can be loaded over the phone. Please be prepared to confirm your telephone number and address.

It has come to our attention that reports are circulating around on Facebook about WIC. These reports state that you have to use all of your ewic benefits by the end of this month and will then receive a new card with three months' worth of benefits. This information is NOT CORRECT. We are trying our best to keep you updated and are doing so on this page because you are OUR main concern. If any changes do happen (as in the Cleveland County NC WIC office,) we will update you here. We understand there is a lot of confusion and rumors but we are here to try to help clarify.

If it is almost time for your card to be reloaded, give us a call at 980-484-5170. We can issue ewic benefits over the phone in some cases. Thank you for your patience as things change.

Your Local WIC Office and Staff

03/24/2020

WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!

If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170, benefits can be loaded over the phone. Please be prepared to confirm your telephone number and address.

Physical presence of babies under 2 months of age has been temporarily waived, so they are not required to come to the office. WIC employees will still need all the information from the guardian.

All weight checks can be delayed by one month and benefits can be loaded without you having to come to the office. Remember to call and let the WIC office know if you cannot make your next appointment.

03/20/2020

WIC is OPEN and issuing BENEFITS!!!!

If you are due benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170, benefits can be loaded over the phone. Please be prepared to confirm your telephone number and address.

Physical presence of babies under 2 months of age has been temporarily waived, so they are not required to come to the office. WIC employees will still need all the information from the guardian.

All weight checks can be delayed by one month and benefits can be loaded without you having to come to the office. Remember to call and let the WIC office know if you cannot make your next appointment.

03/19/2020

WIC IS OPEN! If you are due to pick up benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170 to see if your eWIC benefits can be issued over the phone. Making benefits available to your family is one of our top priorities.

03/19/2020

WIC IS OPEN! If you are due to pick up benefits please call the Cleveland County WIC office at 980-484-5170 to see if your eWIC benefits can be issued over the phone. Making benefits available to your family is one of our top priorities.

03/18/2020

WIC IS OPEN! If you are due to pick up benefits please call our WIC office at 980-484-5170 to see if your eWIC benefits can be issued over the phone. Making benefits available to your family is one of our top priorities.

03/18/2020

WIC Clients
It has come to our attention that reports are circulating around on Facebook about WIC. These reports state that you have to use all of your ewic benefits by the end of this month and will then receive a new card with three months' worth of benefits. This information is NOT CORRECT. We are trying our best to keep you updated and are doing so on this page because you are OUR main concern. If any changes do happen (as in the Cleveland County NC WIC office,) we will update you here. We understand there is a lot of confusion and rumors but we are here to try to help clarify.

If it is almost time for your card to be reloaded, give us a call at 980-484-5170. We can issue ewic benefits over the phone in some cases. Thank you for your patience as things change.

Your Local WIC Office and Staff

WIC IS OPEN! If you are due to pick up benefits please call our WIC office at 980-484-5170 to see if your eWIC benefits ...
03/16/2020

WIC IS OPEN! If you are due to pick up benefits please call our WIC office at 980-484-5170 to see if your eWIC benefits can be issued over the phone. Making benefits available to your family is one of our top priorities.

PLEASE SHARE: Cleveland County government will continue to provide services to the citizens of Cleveland County. We are putting protocols in place to limit exposure of our employees to prevent the spread of the virus. If you need to conduct business with Cleveland County government, we encourage you to do it by telephone, email or via the internet. Here is a link to Cleveland County government departments with contact information. https://www.clevelandcounty.com/main/departments/index.php. We appreciate your cooperation and assistance in helping us minimize exposure to this virus.

03/16/2020

The Mothers' Milk Breastfeeding Group meeting is canceled for the month of March. If you need breastfeeding assistance please call our lactation consultant, Nancy, at 980-484-5155.

02/20/2020
Cleveland County Government

Cleveland County Government

PLEASE SHARE: CLEVELAND COUNTY OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21.

Because of the winter weather and the potential for freezing overnight, Cleveland County will operate on a TWO HOUR DELAY on Friday, February 21st. As a result, we will open at 10 AM tomorrow morning. Please drive safely and keep our first responders in your thoughts as they will be working in hazardous conditions.

Attention:  WIC will open at 9 am on Tuesday December 3rd.
11/25/2019

Attention: WIC will open at 9 am on Tuesday December 3rd.

11/19/2019
WIC Program of Cleveland County

WIC Program of Cleveland County

Just a reminder that we will not have a Mothers' Milk Meeting in November. The next meeting will take place on December 18, 2019 at 11am.

11/06/2019

Just a reminder that we will not have a Mothers' Milk Meeting in November. The next meeting will take place on December 18, 2019 at 11am.

THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Latch On event, we hope you enjoyed celebrating breastfeeding! We would love feedb...
08/19/2019

THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Latch On event, we hope you enjoyed celebrating breastfeeding! We would love feedback on what you liked/recommendations for the future/etc.

08/05/2019
Happy World Breastfeeding Week!!!  If you need breastfeeding support please call the week office to speak with our IBCLC...
08/01/2019
worldbreastfeedingweek.org

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!!!

If you need breastfeeding support please call the week office to speak with our IBCLC at 980-484-5155

Did you know that you can participate in WIC if you fit the following categories...•Children up to 5 years of age•Infant...
06/26/2019
N.C. DHHS: DPH: Nutrition Services Branch: WIC

Did you know that you can participate in WIC if you fit the following categories...
•Children up to 5 years of age
•Infants
•Pregnant women
•Breastfeeding women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
•Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months

Call 980-484-5170 to make your appointment with Cleveland County WIC today!!!

For more info on benefits and eligibility please visit https://www.nutritionnc.com/wic/

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Address

200 South Post Road
Shelby, NC
28152

General information

The WIC Program of Cleveland County is closed on the first working day of every month with the exception of adding new babies and formula changes. *On Wednesday WIC is open till 4:30pm.*

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

Telephone

(980) 484-5170

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