Using Benefits

Where Can I Shop?

A WIC vendor is a grocery store or pharmacy that is approved by the state WIC office to accept eWIC cards. All WIC approved vendors are listed in the "WIC Approved Vendors" document below:

What are the Approved WIC Foods?

All approved foods are listed on the "WIC Approved Foods List" document below:

For tips on how to clean, prepare, and store various fresh fruits and vegetables that you can purchase with your WIC Benefits check out Produce Basics at Iowa State University's Outreach and Extension Spend Smart. Eat Smart. site.

How Do I Let WIC Know if I had a Problem Using my Food Benefits?

The Iowa WIC Program wants to know about any problems you had using your eWIC card. If you have experienced a problem or would like to make a complaint Contact Us now. Or, complete the WIC Comment Card Form  PDF and mail it to the address on the form.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  • mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  • fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  • email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.