WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a nutrition program that provides health and nutrition education, healthy food and other services free of charge to eligible Massachusetts families.
WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children under age 5 as healthy as possible. Our staff includes nutritionists and breastfeeding support counselors who are here to provide education and resources for young families. To apply for WIC at CHP, please visit our office at 442 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington or call (413) 528-0457.
- A WIC card loaded with free healthy food
- Tips for eating well to improve health
- Breastfeeding support
- Nutrition and health workshops
- Farmer’s Market checks
- Referral to other area services
WIC is for all kinds of families: married and single parents (mothers or fathers), foster parents, grandparents, working or not working.
You can participate in Berkshire South WIC if:
- You live in Massachusetts
- You are a primary caregiver for child/children under 5 years of age
- You are a pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding mother
- Have a family income that meets WIC guidelines
For information about WIC activities see the CHP Master Calendar.
Shopping with WIC
Using your WIC food benefits is now faster, easier and more convenient than ever. WIC transactions are made with a benefit card similar to using a debit or credit card.
Massachusetts WIC has a mobile app! WIC Shopper allows you to check your benefits, scan barcodes for approved foods, find approved store locations and even download yummy recipes.
To find out more about the Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children: Click Here
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, provides nutrition and health care information and services to women and children. WIC nutritionists use their expertise in food, diet and nutrition to help people achieve health goals. Client services include nutritional planning, determination of supplemental food needs, breastfeeding support, immunization checks, health screenings and referrals.
Berkshire South WIC Staff