Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

EBCI WIC to implement new computer system 

The EBCI WIC Program will be utilizing a new computer system called Crossroads. North Carolina is one of several states that will be changing to the new system.

All the foods, except formula, will be grouped together for everyone in the family who is on WIC.  The parent’s or guardian’s name will now appear on the WIC checks, not that of individual participants.  The check color is the same. The “Issue Date” will change to “First Date to Spend”. The “Participant Must Use By” date will change to “Last Date to Spend”. The wording may look smaller and different and the foods may be described in a different way, but you will receive the same amount of food each month as before.

The EBCI WIC staff will be starting the new system on Monday, June 23.

EBCI WIC officials related, “We ask that you please be patient with us while we are starting this system. As you know, practice makes perfect and starting anything new takes some time. Eventually, we will be used to the system and can operate faster and more efficiently for our clients.”

The EBCI WIC Program is a special supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, national origin or disability.                                  

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