Does Smart & Final Accept WIC? WIC Payment Policy Detailed

Does Smart & Final accept WIC? Many — but not all — Smart & Final stores accept WIC. Because individual states assign WIC-approved vendors, a Smart & Final in one state may take WIC benefits, while a Smart & Final in another state may not.

Does Smart & Final Accept WIC?

Many Smart & Final stores accept WIC, but not all store locations are WIC-approved, a Smart & Final customer service representative said. Individual states assign WIC-approved vendors.  Smart & Final, a warehouse-style grocery store chain, has store locations in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, so you may want to contact your local Smart & Final to make sure.

For example, Smart & Final stores in Gilbert, Ariz., and Fresno, Calif., accept WIC, but stores in Reno, Nev., and Las Vegas do not, as confirmed by staff at each location.

Smart & Final does, however, accept EBT cards (as previously reported).

The USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) aims to boost health outcomes for pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and children up to age 5. While Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are most often linked to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progam (SNAP) benefits.

In Summary

Because states assign WIC-approved vendors, many Smart & Final locations take WIC but not all of them do. You can find other grocery stores that accept WIC in these articles:

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