WIC Press Release/PSA

Native American Health Center’s WIC Providing Farmers’ Market Vouchers

 

BAY AREA, CA –Native American Health Center’s (NAHC) WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program provides access to extra fresh fruits and veggies through the annual Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Twenty dollar checks are available for any eligible WIC family at all NAHC Bay Area WIC locations (Oakland, San Francisco and Alameda). Checks can be used at any California WIC-authorized Farmers’ Market.Many NAHC WIC members received their checks at Fruitvale Transit Village Farmers’ Market (located next to the Fruitvale Bart Station) Tuesdays this July, and we have a limited supply at 3124 International Blvd right now!

 

NAHC’s WIC provides services to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and parents raising children under five years of age of all races and ethnicities. Participants receive nutrition information, breastfeeding support and referrals to community services, along with checks to buy healthy foods. Studies show families who participate in WIC have healthier pregnancies and healthier children. A family of 2 (i.e., a mother and child) can earn up to $2,538/month before taxes and qualify.  Children cared for by fathers, foster parents, grandparents and other guardians also may qualify. Women are encouraged to apply as early as possible in their pregnancy, and migrant families are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Native American Health Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive services to improve the health and well-being of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and residents of the surrounding communities, with respect for cultural and linguistic differences.

 

Clients who have questions may call 510-434-5300 or visit us online: http://www.nativehealth.org/content/wic. Our main office is located at 3124 International Blvd. Oakland, CA 94601.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider