MORE Food choices during the COVID-19 Crisis

Responding rapidly to a federal authorization, the California WIC Program is expanding the WIC-Authorized Product List to allow WIC participants to have a wider selection of WIC authorized foods, some of which have been found to be in short supply.  WIC participants started seeing expanded food options available starting April 7, 2020, with the expansions currently approved through May 31, 2020.

Please note that this is temporary and the new foods can ONLY be purchased when the original WIC food is unavailable.

The best way to see if a food is eligible to be purchased using WIC benefits is to use the “UPC Scan” feature in the California WIC app to scan the food’s barcode.

You can also find the expanded list of foods on the California Department of Public Health website: