What We Do

WE build healthy lives for the next generation

WIC offers nutrition advice and provides access to healthy foods to Rhode Island families who qualify.

what drives us

Sankofa WIC’s

The WIC program aims to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

How We Help

By supplementing Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), health care referrals, and nutrition education. Breastfeeding support and assisting moms to obtain free electric pumps.


The foods provided through the WIC Program are designed to supplement participants’ diets with specific nutrients.


Receive nutrition education to improve family health. Support from breastfeeding peer counselors.

Health Services

Referrals to health care providers, day care and other services.

“Sankofa WIC helped me feel
confident in my baby’s health”

– former sankofa Wic participant

Who Qualifies?

The WIC program is designed to serve certain categories of women, infants and children who meets the income guide.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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During pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth of an infant.


Up to six months after the birth of the infant.


Up to the infant’s first birthday if fully or mostly breastfeeding.

Fathers, grandparents, or foster parents with young children


If you have more questions about the WIC program you can reach out to our program coordinator, Joselin Mane.

(401) 453–3220 ext. 116

Make an Appointment

Schedule an appointment by calling, emailing, or visiting our office.

WIC Office:
224 Dexter Street, Providence RI

Mon & Tues 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wed & Thu 10:00am – 6:30pm
Fri 9:00am – 3:30pm

West Elmwood

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