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 email@example.com
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.
eWIC Vendor Training: Training notice and schedule Registration form
Current topics for WIC vendors
- September 30, 2015: Memo, new infant formula rebate contracted awarded (corrects a notice originally sent 9/15/2015)
- September 25, 2015: Memo, new $11 Cash Value Voucher (CVV) benefit
- August 28, 2015: Memo, FDA recall of Cascadian brand frozen green beans
- eWIC Vendor News, August 14, 2015
- July 31, 2015: New infant formula rebate contract awarded
- June 16, 2015: Memo, moratorium on new store authorizations
- WIC Wise Spring 2015 issue
Becoming a WIC vendor
***Beginning August 15, 2015, Oregon WIC has temporarily stopped accepting
applications for prospective new stores while transitioning to eWIC. We will resume
accepting new store applications on March 15, 2016, after all currently authorized stores have transitioned to eWIC. New store authorizations will begin on April 15, 2016.***
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
WIC authorizes pharmacies to sell formula and medical foods only. Pharmacies are exempt from Minimum Stock Requirements.
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.
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.
2015 meeting schedule:
- Thursday, January 22
- Thursday, April 23
- Thursday, July 23
- Thursday, October 22
All 2015 meetings will be held 10:00 a.m. - noon, at the Portland State Office Building, room 1-D, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland.