Over 400 WIC families enjoyed free admission at Franklin Park Zoo
The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program celebrated WIC Day on May 2! WIC Day helped raise awareness for the WIC program and its services, and also brought participating families together at a variety of free, interactive, community events at different locations across the state.
Harbor Health’s Dorchester South/South Boston WIC program co-hosted the WIC Day celebration event at the Franklin Park Zoo. WIC families received free admission to the zoo and our WIC team organized face painting and other kid-friendly activities.
In spite of the cold and wet weather, over 400 WIC participants and their families turned out to celebrate!
THANK YOU to Zoo New England for generously providing free admission to WIC families!
What is WIC?
WIC is “good food and a whole lot more!” The program provides nutrition and health education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge for eligible Massachusetts families. Pregnant women, postpartum women, and children 0-5 years of age can participate in the program.
WIC is for all kinds of families! Married and single parents, as well as working or unemployed parents can apply! Fathers, mothers, grandparents, foster parents or other legal guardians of children age 0-5 can also apply.
Harbor Health’s Dorchester South/South Boston WIC program has office hours at Daniel Driscoll-Neponset Health Center, DotHouse Health, Codman Square Community Health Center, and at mobile sites in South Boston. You can find a Dorchester South/South Boston WIC office near you.