The market is a special event for WIC Program participants; no appointment is needed. Participants can simply walk in, sign and select from a variety of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables up to $30 in value per WIC family. WIC nutritionists will provide food-health education prior to produce selection.
WIC is a nutrition-education and supplemental foods program that helps families who qualify based on income and household size make healthy food choices. WIC also serves pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to five years of age. Gordon County residents who are currently receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program, formerly Food Stamps) may also be eligible for WIC benefits and may apply for WIC, as well.
Anyone interested in applying for the WIC Program should call the Gordon County Health Department or come by the health department any Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. or any Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
At your appointment, WIC staff will screen for income, perform nutrition assessment and education, provide breastfeeding support, help you find social services and/or public assistance and give you vouchers to help you buy supplemental foods. For more information, call the Gordon County Health Department at 706-624-1444.
WIC is an equal opportunity provider.