What’s new for 2020

In an effort to continue to offer greater access to healthy, nutritious foods to NJ WIC participants, the State WIC Agency has made changes to the January 2017 New Jersey WIC Approved Food List. The Food List has been revised and renamed the “NJ WIC Food and Program Guide 2020".

 

For specific 2020 changes, Click Here

Vendors for New Jersey WIC

New Jersey WIC program participants receive vouchers and checks for healthy foods, which may be redeemed at authorized stores. These stores then receive payment from New Jersey WIC. There are more than 900 authorized WIC vendors in New Jersey.

Becoming a WIC Vendor

Retail establishments that meet the New Jersey WIC Vendor Selection Criteria, and are willing to stock specific brands and sizes of WIC-authorized foods can apply to become WIC-authorized vendors.

In November 2017, New Jersey Department of Health announced a new Open Access Policy for interested retailers. Open Access means interested retailers that are program eligible will be provided an opportunity to apply for NJ WIC Vendor Authorization.

If you own a retail store location in New Jersey that is not New Jersey WIC Authorized, and would like to be assessed for authorization, you must complete the Initial Vendor Assessment Initial Vendor Assessment.

NJ WIC Vendor Application Process

Step 1: Completion of online Initial Vendor Assessment
Step 2: Completion of Application for WIC Vendor Authorization
Step 3: Unannounced store site visit
Step 4: New Vendor training conducted by WIC Staff in Trenton, NJ
Upon successful completion of steps 1-4...
Step 5: Issuance of Vendor Stamp
 
*For a more detailed look at the New Jersey WIC application process for Vendors, please click here .
 

An updated list of current NJ WIC Authorized Vendors can be found here: PDF version Excel Version

Interactive Map of NJ WIC Authorized Vendor Locations

Last Reviewed: 1/7/2020