Closed Veterans Day, Friday Nov. 11

In observance of Veterans Day, WIC will be closed on Friday, November 11. We will resume WIC services on Monday, November 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We are proud to support our Veteran families and staff, and we thank you for your service.

For questions, please call (888) 942-2229 or text us at 91997, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.


WIC Supports Parents Who Chestfeed

WIC is here for parents through every step of their infant feeding journey to educate, empower, and encourage parents to reach their feeding goals.

What is Chestfeeding?

Chestfeeding is when a child is fed human milk from a parent’s chest. It is a term used by many transgender and nonbinary parents who may not identify with the words breastfeeding or nursing. People who identify as female may also prefer the term chestfeeding.

What is the difference between Chestfeeding and Breastfeeding?

Physically, chestfeeding and breastfeeding are exactly the same. Lactating parents can choose the term they are most comfortable with.

How does WIC support people who chestfeed?

  • Chestfeeding parents qualify for WIC for up to one year after giving birth.
  • WIC educates, empowers, and encourages parents to reach their feeding goals.
  • Parents are asked how they identify their gender during enrollment.
  • Support groups are available for parents to connect with each other and share their experiences.
  • Certified Lactation Educators and Lactation Consultants are available to answer feeding questions.
  • Electric and manual pumps are provided to those who qualify and need help to reach their feeding goals.

WIC is committed to being part of parents’ support systems by providing free phone, video, and in-person services. Contact your local WIC office or text us at 91997.

WIC Families Received Over $590,000 of Produce this Farmers Market Season!

The 2022 WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program wrapped up on August 13 after another successful year! Congress began the program in 1992 with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to WIC families while familiarizing them with farmers markets and supporting the local community. 

PHFE WIC distributed farmers market checks to more than 19,000 families, totaling more than $590,000 worth of fruits and vegetables, this summer!

Thank you to all of our community partners for spreading the word, and to farmers market managers, staff, and vendors for their support to help make this a successful season.
  • Adams & Vermont Farmers Market
  • Cerritos Farmers Market
  • Crenshaw Farmers Market
  • East Hollywood Farmers Market
  • East Los Angeles Farmers Market
  • Echo Park Farmers Market
  • Fullerton Farmers Market
  • La Cienega Farmers Market
  • Monterey Park Farmers Market
  • Pomona Valley Farmers Market
  • Rosemead Farmers Market
  • Tustin Farmers Market
  • West Covina Farmers Market
  • Wilmington Farmers Market

The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program runs for a limited time each year, and next season starts summer 2023! To make sure you don’t miss out on your free produce, sign up for WIC text messages (send a text with your name and date of birth to 91997) and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

It Pays to File Your Taxes by November 15!

The new Child Tax Credit and other benefits are bigger than ever.

File your taxes for FREE on or before November 15 and claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and the California Earned Income Tax Credit to get more money for groceries, gas, childcare, and more.

More people than ever before qualify for significant new tax benefits this year through the American Rescue Plan. You may qualify for an income boost of up to $6,600 if you are raising children in your home. This money is not a loan.  People ages 19-24 and 65 and older who work are newly eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit even if they don’t have kids or don’t usually file taxes. The Child Tax Credit payments do not impact CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, or WIC benefits.

A child born or added to your family, such as adoption, in 2021 could qualify for the full amount of the 2021 Child Tax Credit. Visit

There’s still time! File your taxes to claim your credit, even if you do not normally file taxes. If you received Advance Child Tax Credit payments in 2021, you need to file taxes this year to receive the second half of your money. If you have not received any Child Tax Credit payments, you can file simplified taxes now to get the whole credit. Don’t miss out! Visit to find out more about how to get this tax credit. 

Need help? Call the National Tax Help Hotline at 1-877-907-0937 Monday-Friday, 6 am to 2 pm PST.

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