It’s all systems go for a new statewide computerized registration system for income-eligible women seeking to receive federal food assistance benefits under the Women, Infants and Children program.
Although in-person interviews will remain a requirement for prospective WIC participants at the county’s health department, the North Carolina Crossroads WIC System promises to streamline the registration process and make receiving benefits much easier.
Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Crossroads replaces an antiquated system created in 1984 that relied heavily on paperwork.
According to the USDA, North Carolina is also the lead state in a consortium of four states using the Crossroads system. North Carolina was selected the lead state because it has the most participants using WIC.