eWIC at the Wedge Lyndale
Local WIC (Women, Infants, Children Nutrition Benefits) offices have been in the process of transferring to the new eWIC system. Shoppers with WIC can use their eWIC cards at the Wedge and paper vouchers are still accepted until phased out by WIC offices. Shopping is easy! Go to any register lane to make your purchases. You don’t need to separate your WIC items from the rest of your groceries.
With the new eWIC card shoppers don’t have to use all benefits in one trip.
Learn more here: https://www.health.state.mn.us/docs/people/wic/ewic/wiccardbrochure.pdf
My Minnesota WIC App
Check the shelf in store for the “WIC Allowed” tags near each item or use the my Minnesota WIC App to scan barcodes and instantly verify if an item is WIC allowed and/or included in your benefits. The my Minnesota WIC App also has a store locator, a list of household benefits and shopping tips and other resources.
Learn more: https://www.health.state.mn.us/docs/people/wic/ewic/appbrochure.pdf
What is WIC?
The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program is a special supplemental nutrition program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services. Learn more about the program and eligibility: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/index.html
Co-op Affordability Project
Shoppers currently enrolled in WIC are eligible for our Co-op Affordability Project (CAP) ownership track with a 10% everyday discount. Current co-op owners enrolled in WIC can join CAP too. Read more about the Co-op Affordability Project, eligibility requirements, and how to join here: tccp.coop/coop-affordability/