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Oregon WIC vendor overview
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This page is a resource for grocery stores and pharmacies. For more information, call the Vendor Answer Line at 1-877-807-0889 or e-mail wic.vendorservices@state.or.us

Oregon WIC participants receive nutrition education along with benefits on an eWIC card to purchase specific foods from WIC-authorized vendors throughout Oregon.



Current topics for WIC vendors

 

  • July 1, 2016: Memo, end of WIC vouchers in Oregon
  • June 24, 2016: Memo, scanning formulas sold in 6 packs
  • June 20, 2016: Memo, recalls of National Frozen Foods green peas and mixed vegetables
  • May 11, 2016: Memo, more recalls of CRF Frozen Foods products

 

 


Becoming a WIC vendor

 

Be sure to read all instructions in the application packet before completing and submitting your application. If you have any questions, call the Vendor Answer Line at 1-877-807-0889. 

 

Grocery stores

If your grocery store is interested in becoming WIC authorized you must:

  • Have a permanent fixed location for your store with adequate refrigeration, freezer and shelf space.
  • Currently be Food Stamp/SNAP authorized (or pending authorization).
  • Commit to meeting WIC minimum stock requirements for ALL items at ALL times. For more information see Minimum Stock Requirements for your store size and the WIC Food List.
  • Commit to keeping your pricing competitive with other stores in your peer group.
  • Commit to purchasing your infant formula from an allowed distributor.
  • Read the Sample Vendor Agreement and beprepared to sign it if offered WIC authorization.

 

To proceed, download and complete the Oregon WIC Application - Grocery Store

 

Pharmacies

WIC authorizes pharmacies to sell formula and medical foods only. Pharmacies are exempt from Minimum Stock Requirements.

To proceed, download and complete the Oregon WIC Application - Pharmacy

 


WIC authorized Food List

 

The WIC Food List shows which foods you can sell to WIC clients. The most current version is dated "October 1, 2014, revised March 1, 2015" on the cover. The Food List is now available in print in English and Spanish, and electronically in Chinese, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese and Arabic.

 

 


Infant formula distributors

 

WIC authorized vendors are required to order infant formula from authorized sources. See the list below for manufacturers and distributors who are currently authorized. If you don't see your source listed, fill out this form and send it to the Oregon WIC program.

 

 


WIC Vendor Advisory Council

 

The WIC Vendor Advisory Council (VAC) serves as an open communication channel between the Oregon WIC Program and the state's WIC-authorized vendors. VAC provides an avenue for gathering issues and information on a broad array of WIC-related subjects that impact vendors.

2016 meeting schedule:
  • Thursday, July 21 
  • Thursday, October 20

All 2016 meetings will be held 10:00 a.m. - noon, at the Portland State Office Building,800 NE Oregon St, Portland.

Meeting minutes