COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

WIC Foods

During this time of so much uncertainty, Nevada WIC is committed to working with retailers to increase food availability for WIC participants, ensuring they leave the store with enough food to feed their families.

Anticipating high consumer demand on April 1, Nevada WIC would like to reinforce there is not a food shortage. The unprecedented consumer demand has created the issue of getting food from distribution centers to store shelves quickly.

Nevada WIC encourages all participants to practice patience with your local retail store as new shipments are coming into stores frequently and consistently.

Nevada SNAP and WIC continue to monitor the overall functionality of the retail grocery system for approved food items Nevada participants can obtain.

Temporary WIC COVID-19 Allowable Foods

The COVID-19 pandemic has put strain on the grocery industry, causing limited availability of WIC Products on the shelf.  Nevada WIC is temporarily expanding allowable products in our food categories.  For more information, please click on the links below.

For information on additional food substitutions in English, click here.

For information on additional food substitutions in Spanish, click here.

For information on temporarily authorized yogurt sizes in English, click here.

For information on temporarily authorized yogurt sizes in Spanish, click here.

For a list of products and their UPCs, click here.

Local WIC Clinics

Local WIC clinics in your neighborhood continue to conduct business either over the phone and mail or in person through appointments. Please contact your local WIC clinic with questions about nutrition education, benefits, EBT cards, or eligibility. New eligibility continues to be processed by your local WIC agency or clinic. For questions about eligibility, please reach out to the WIC Administrative Office through this link: http://nevadawic.org/contact-us/, email: wicgeneral@health.nv.gov  or call 1-800-8-NEV-WIC.

Additional Resources

Additionally, it is all too clear the toll the COVID-19 is having throughout the State on businesses and their dedicated employees. For those whose employment has been impacted by the repercussions of COVID-19 we encourage you to call or go online to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) through the following website: https://dwss.nv.gov/ .

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the WIC Administrative Office through this link: http://nevadawic.org/contact-us/, email: wicgeneral@health.nv.gov or call 1-800-8-NEV-WIC.

For more information on this emerging situation, please visit:

Thank you.