WIC is temporarily providing services to eligible families over the phone to prevent exposure to COVID-19. Click here for our press release.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have children under five, you may be eligible for WIC benefits. WIC can provide nutritious foods to help you during this time.
As of 3/17/2020, Fresno EOC WIC will be conducting appointments by phone only until further notice. We will call you as close as we can to your appointment time within a 3-hour window.

New to WIC? Need to enroll?

Click here to check eligibility and start the online enrollment process.

Please review the following before your 1st phone appointment:

  1. WIC App - See the guide on setting up your California WIC App in English or Spanish
  2. Watch these videos
  3. Review these PDFs:
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Not new to WIC, but first appointment to get the WIC Card?

Please review the following before your phone appointment:

  1. WIC App - See the guide on setting up your California WIC App in English or Spanish
  2. Watch this video
  3. Review these PDFs:

Breastfeeding Support

  • Breastfeeding Help Line (559) 263-1162 Call Monday - Friday 8:30am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm
  • Facebook group Breastfeeding Mommas
  • Video BF support through Zoom with our lactation consultants (IBCLCs). To access this video service, please contact us by email, text, or phone.

Having issues finding food and formula?

Contact us

We are experiencing a higher than normal call volume. You can also reach us by text message by sending the message fresnoeocwic with no spaces to the number 45778 or email us at wicexpress@fresnoeoc.org

If you try to call, please expect longer than normal wait times. Calls are answered in the order received.

Resources - General

  • Search food pantries, unemployment, housing, and shelter - OnwardCA.org - One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • United Way - 211- Coronavirus Resources from United Way Fresno and Madera Counties
  • Online Nutrition Education
    WIC Health - WIC Nutrition Education and Recipes - complete your nutrition education online before your next appointment. 
  • 2020 Census Information
  • Medical/Cal-Fresh/CalWORKS - To apply for CalFresh, Medi-Cal, CalWORKS benefits and general relief. Applicants will be contacted by telephone and mail to inform of date/time for personal phone interview.
  • Fresno County Behavioral Health - (800) 654-3937
    Access to services or Crisis Line 24/7. The Department of Behavioral Health provides help for postpartum depression and other mental health and substance abuse issues to adults within the County of Fresno.
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
  • Nurture 2 Nurture - (559) 244-4531
    Offers screenings and counseling referrals for maternal depression and anxiety, provides support groups, telephone support, and education

Breastfeeding Support - Local

  • Fresno EOC WIC Breastfeeding Help Line (559) 263-1162 Call Monday - Friday 8:30am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm
  • Fresno Facebook group Breastfeeding Mommas
  • Fresno EOC WIC Video BF support through Zoom with our lactation consultants (IBCLCs). To access this video service, please contact us by email, text, or phone.
  • La Leche League - (559) 426-5553
  • Community Regional Medical Center - (559) 459-6288
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center - (559) 450-5210
  • Break Time for Nursing Mothers - the law

Breastfeeding Support - General

Education

Domestic Violence

  • Marjaree Mason Center provides safe housing
    24/7 hotline: (559)233-HELP (4357)
  • Child Protective Services (559) 255-8320
  • Victim/Witness Service Center (559) 600-2822
  • Comprehensive Youth Services (559) 229-3561

Financial Help

  • PG&E Assistance Fresno EOC LIHEAP Program offers help with energy assistance
    559-263-1135
  • Discounts on your PG&E bill through the PG&E CARE or FERA program
  • Free Internet Comcast is offering free internet for 60 days to those who qualify. Click or call 1-855-846-8376 (English) or 1-855-765-6995 (Spanish) to get signed up.
  • Apply for Cal-Fresh
    (559) 600-1377 - (Formerly Food Stamps) Issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets.
  • CalWORKS- (Formerly TANF) Financial assistance for families meeting eligibility requirements.

Food

  • Fresno area food distributions
  • Apply for Cal-Fresh
  • Food Distribution Calendar from Central California Food Bank - 559-237-3663
  • Salvation Army food pantries and Family Stores
    1752 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721
    (559) 233-0139
  • Catholic Charities Fresno
    Fresno, CA - 93701
    (559) 237-0851
  • No Kid Hungry - Enter your address to find free, healthy meals being served by organizations in your community.
  • Click here for other food assistance - an article from the Fresno Bee
  • Food Express Bus - Pick up to-go meals for your children (ages 1-18) at 5 locations, Monday-Friday. Click the link for locations.

School Meals during COVID-19

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