The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be closed throughout Long Island from January 14-21 as the programs convert to a new and improved eWIC system. Instead of paper checks, eWIC will use an EBT Card System which will allow participants to purchase package items individually and at different times as well as track their benefits online or through a smartphone app.
From January 14 to January 21, WIC sites will be closed and clients will not be able to receive checks during this time. WIC sites will reopen on January 22, 2019, at limited capacity in order to allow time for client EBT-card distribution and training.
The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island, along with Long Island Cares and Island Harvest have compiled a list of pantry locations across Long Island where WIC participants can seek assistance.
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