Sankofa WIC Center

What is WIC?

WIC is a health program that offers nutrition advice and provides checks for health foods to Rhode Island families who qualify.

WIC serves: 

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • New moms
  • Babies and children up to age 5

How does WIC help pregnant women? 

WIC helps pregnant women be as healthy as possible during pregnancy, resulting in healthier babies. Pregnant women who participate in WIC

  • Receive checks for healthy foods to support good nutrition during pregnancy
  • Have babies with healthier weights
  • Receive breastfeeding advice, making it easier to breastfeed their infants.

What does WIC help provide to help parents keep their children healthy?

  • Nutrition advice
  • Referrals to doctors, dentists, day care providers, and other services
  • Checks to buy healthy food at local stores and farmers’ markets

WIC also provides services for fathers, grandparents, or foster parents with young children

See if you qualify for WIC 

Make an appointment by calling 401-453-3220 ext 101 or come to 224 Dexter street during our WIC hours: 

Tuesday: 9 am- 4:30 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 4:30pm

Thursday: 12 pm- 8 pm

Friday: 9 am- 4:30pm

For more questions about the Sankofa WIC program, contact our Sankofa WIC coordinator

Ineida Rocha

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