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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon WIC participants receive nutrition education along with vouchers to buy specific foods from WIC-authorized vendors throughout Oregon.
eWIC for vendors
The Oregon WIC Program is converting our current WIC paper voucher system to a WIC Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system (called "eWIC"). For more information on eWIC and vendors, please visit our eWIC for Vendors page.
Current topics for WIC vendors
Becoming a WIC vendor
All applicants must read the Sample Vendor Agreement prior to becoming WIC authorized. Be sure to read all instructions included in the packet before completing and submitting your application. If you have any questions, call the Vendor Answer Line at 1-877-807-0889.
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 keeping your pricing competitive with other stores in your peer group
and submitting shelf prices for selected products (at least) semi-annually or as requested; and
If you meet all of these criteria, please print a copy of the Food List and Minimum Stock Requirements and submit a completed grocery store application packet.
WIC authorizes pharmacies to sell formula and medical foods only. Pharmacies are exempt from Minimum Stock Requirements. To become a WIC authorized pharmacy, please submit a completed pharmacy application packet.
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, 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.
Resources for current WIC vendors
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.
2014 meeting schedule:
- Thursday, January 23
- Thursday, April 24
- Thursday, July 24
- Thursday, October 23
All 2014 meetings will be 10:00 a.m. - noon, at the Portland State Office Building, room 1-D, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland.