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Does Company Shops Market accept SNAP/EBT?

Yes! Come use your EBT card to purchase delicious breads and cereals, fruits and veggies, meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products!

 

Does Company Shops Market accept WIC?

We do! We became WIC-certified in the spring of 2016. We accept both cash-value vouchers and WIC Food Package vouchers.

 

What WIC products do you carry?

Currently, we carry the following WIC-approved items:

            Cheese: Kraft 1 lb. blocks 

            Milk: Homeland Creamery 1 gallon

            Cereal: Cheerios, Frosted Mini Wheats

            Juices: Apple and Eve brand apple juice

            Dried Beans: bulk kidney beans, packaged in 1 lb. containers

            Peanut Butter: Jif

            Infant Cereal: Gerber Oatmeal Cereal

            Infant Formula: Similar Advanced (in liquid and powder forms), Similac Soy (in liquid and powder forms)

            Fruits: Native Forest brand canned peaches, pinneapples, and mangos

            Vegetables: S & W brand canned beets, Field Day brand or Westbrae brand canned corn

           

These are brands approved for WIC Food Package vouchers. WIC cash-value vouchers can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Why don’t you offer more WIC products?

WIC is a federal program administered by each state. Although we would LOVE to make up our own rules, we can only accept WIC vouchers for certain products that have been designed as WIC-approved products by the state of North Carolina. We are working to bring in more WIC-approved products, so stay tuned!

 

Wait, what is SNAP/EBT? What’s WIC?

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly called food stamps. According to the USDA’s website, SNAP “offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.” EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer, and refers to the credit card used to mobilize SNAP funds.

 

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children, and is another federal program designed to support pregnant and lactating women and their children who are nutritionally at risk.

 

Company Shops Market has been building a network of community owners and small local businesses since 2007, and we are always looking for more folks to join us. We believe that all members of the community have the right to participate in the local food system, and deserve natural, healthy food. To that end, we try to keep food affordable and accessible by accepting EBT and WIC, as well as offering free wellness activities, such as Co+Op Explorers, and free events. We hope that by offering these services we can create an environment where all members of our community feel like they belong.

 

Am I eligible for SNAP or WIC? How can I learn more about these program?

If you think you may qualify for SNAP, please contact the Alamance County Department of Social Services.

            Phone: 336-229-2935, press option #1

            Website: http://www.alamance-nc.com/dss/programs-and-services/family-services/food-and-nutrition-services/

 

If you think you may qualify for WIC, please contact the Alamance County Department of Public Health.

            Phone: 336-228-1312

            Website:  http://www.alamance-nc.com/health/programs-services/105-2/