Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other; the mission of Community Action is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that serves pregnant, recently pregnant, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age five who meet federal income requirements and have a nutritional need (meeting income requirements, at this time, also meets this requirement).
WIC provides support, encouragement, and breastfeeding and nutrition-related information to local families, along with checks that can be redeemed at local grocery stores for healthy foods – milk, eggs, cheese, beans/peas/lentils, peanut butter, fresh fruits and veggies,canned tuna/salmon, whole grain bread/tortillas, oatmeal, bulgur, brown rice, fruit/veggie/meat baby foods, etc.
The income requirements are listed in the image attached, but anyone currently eligible for the free children’s medical through DSHS or pregnancy medical through DSHS, that has a Provider One card/number is usually (99% of the time) eligible for WIC.
We are actively looking for more participants in our program! Anyone looking for ways to stretch grocery budgets, feed their growing little ones, or support during and after pregnancy through the preschool years, we’d love to hear from you!
Community Action of Skagit County has WIC offices in Mount Vernon, Anacortes, and Oak Harbor (on the Seaplane Base for military families). For more information, just give us a call! 360-416-7595!