WIC office serves Whidbey families

If you are part of a US Navy family living here on Whidbey Island, you may qualify for the Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program.

WIC is an income-based program serving pregnant women, postpartum and breast feeding women and infants and children up to age five. An office specifically for military families is located in building 13 on the Seaplane Base. (Another office on 1st Avenue in Oak Harbor serves non-military families.)

The program provides checks for clients with which they can purchase milk, cheese, juice, eggs, peanut butter, beans, whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. About 1,000 clients receive WIC checks from the Seaplane Base office each month. Officials encourage anyone interested to contact the office at 257-8049 to find out if they are eligible for the program.