Our Mission

Our mission is to lead California communities to nourish, educate, support,
and empower families in building a healthy future.

COVID-19 Resources

State WIC programs and USDA are working feverishly to make adjustments to enable families to continue to receive WIC benefits, even more critical due to the impact of COVID-19. Local agencies are working with their local organization’s response to COVID-19 and also being mindful of staff wellness.

WIC in the Future

Since 1974, WIC services have improved health and social outcomes among America’s diverse families. Like any successful business or program, WIC needs updating to continue to engage today’s families.

Our Advocacy Work

CWA engages with partners on cross-sector public policy issues
on behalf of the WIC program and families.

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Becoming WIC’s voice in both Sacramento & Washington DC. WIC Ambassadors are organized by Congressional District.

2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

August 24th – 28th, 2020 – VIRTUAL! 

Empowered California Families! Unite, Inspire, Uplift focuses on Empowered providers who Empower WIC families and communities, even during stressful times. Our goal is to Unite and Inspire within our agencies and community circles and Uplift as we do our outreach and provide services. Please join us from the comfort of home or the convenience of the office, to connect, collaborate, and network with WIC staff and community partners from across the state.  More info coming soon

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June 2018 – Farm2WIC Toolkit:
Connecting Farmers, Market Managers, Local WIC Agencies & Partners with Families for Vibrant Markets and Healthy Communities

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A reporter from The Sacramento Bee has reached out to us to write a story about food access in the immigrant community. If you have stopped using SNAP and WIC because of the Public Charge rule change, and you're willing to share your story, please message us!

Un periodista de The Sacramento Bee nos contactó para escribir una historia sobre el acceso a los alimentos en la comunidad inmigrante. Si ha dejado de usar SNAP y WIC debido al cambio en la regla de Cargo Público, y está dispuesto a compartir su historia, ¡envíenos un mensaje!

Help ensure resources come back to your family by taking the Census! If you haven’t responded yet, you should be receiving a form in the mail. But please know, you can participate online now at https://t.co/xuHLtAmgct or by calling 844-330-2020. #CaliforniaForAll #ICount https://t.co/4VcJwVvi8u calwic photo

Black communities have been historically undercounted which has led to less representation in spaces of political power. Taking the 2020 Census is a form of protest and long-lasting change! Visit https://t.co/xuHLtAmgct #ICount #EveryoneCounts #CaliforniaForAll https://t.co/uYpWgLGAlI calwic photo

WIC families are currently unable to do their shopping online like SNAP participants. This extra level of risk is unnecessary. @USDANutrition could help by allowing grocery delivery and/or pick-up! https://t.co/t56kmqpdsf

Join @BreastfeedLA this Friday for Supporting Breastfeeding Individuals In All Types Of Family Structures! #normalizebreastfeeding
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California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Being counted in the Census is a form of racial and social justice. Taking the Census from home can mean political representation and resources for communities of color that have been historically undercounted. Use the Census ID that was mailed to you and go to my2020census.gov. Even if you don't have a Census ID, you can still complete your form. The Census can be filled out from any device with an Internet connection. Take it now! #CaliforniaForAll #ICount
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
Are you registered for this Baby-Led Weaning webinar next week? Katie Ferraro has been a speaker at our annual CWA conference on a few occasions, and she's always a hit!
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
A reporter from The Sacramento Bee has reached out to us to write a story about food access in the immigrant community. If you have stopped (or you haven't) using SNAP and WIC because of the Public Charge rule change (reminder: WIC is NOT INCLUDED in Public Charge), and you're willing to share your story, please message us!
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Un periodista de The Sacramento Bee nos contactó para escribir una historia sobre el acceso a los alimentos en la comunidad inmigrante. Si ha dejado de usar SNAP y WIC (o no lo ha hecho) debido al cambio en la regla de Cargo Público (recordatorio: WIC NO ESTÁ INCLUIDO en el Cargo Público), y está dispuesto a compartir su historia, ¡envíenos un mensaje!
California WIC Association
California WIC Association
FAQ about Pandemic EBT, courtesy of our friends at California Food Policy Advocates!

HEALTHY FAMILIES...STRONG COMMUNITIES...BRIGHT FUTURES!

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