Connecticut WIC program

Expanded Connecticut WIC Food Options During COVID-19

The COVID-19 disaster has made it harder to find some items in the grocery store, including some WIC foods. To help families during this time, Connecticut WIC is temporarily expanding WIC-approved foods in the following categories:


Whole Grains

More 100% Whole Wheat Bread & 100% Whole Grain Bread options

Choose Size 16 ounces up to 24 ounces

Arnold, Oroweat, Aunt Millie’s, Big Y, Country Health, Freihofer’s, Koepplinger’s, Open Nature, Pepperidge Farm, PICS by Price Chopper, Sara Lee, Signature Select, Stop & Shop, Stroehmann, Village Health, Wonder, Nature’s Own

If you cannot find a 16 oz WIC bread, regardless of the size, any bread between 16 and 24 ounces will only count as 16 ounces towards your Whole Grain benefit.


WIC-approved eggs now include Medium, Extra-large and Jumbo sizes

Any Brand


WIC approved cheese now includes 8 oz and 16 oz packages of Shredded and String cheese

Shredded Cheese

Best Yet, Big Y, Borden, Cabot, Crystal Farms, Dutch, Essential Every Day, Food Club, Freedoms Choice, Good & Gather, Great Value, Hytop, IGA, Kraft Cracker Barrel & Kraft

String Cheese

8 oz. packages: Stop & Shop, Kraft

16 oz. packages: American Heritage, Big Y, Coburn Farms, Essential Everyday, Food Club, Haolam, Kraft, Market Basket, My Essentials, Shurfine, and Sorrento



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