Cherokee Nation offering WIC clients in Vinita temporary alternate vendors
VINITA – The Cherokee Nation is advising its Women, Infants and Children clients in Vinita to get their supplies from a vendor list of more than 60 while the tribe works with the Vinita Walmart and Carter’s Food Center to determine why machines recently stopped processing WIC cards.
The CN Vinita Health Center has 175 clients who participate in the WIC program
The tribe’s WIC program is a federally funded program that provides pregnant or nursing women, infants and children 5 years old and younger with healthy food from WIC-authorized grocery stores.
The tribe issues all of its WIC clients a debit-like WIC card with a chip. The WIC cards are processed at all other Walmart stores and vendors in the CN’s jurisdiction without issue.
“We’re not sure why we are having trouble in these two locations, but Cherokee Nation Health Administration is aware and working with our IT department and these two locations to resolve this so that our clients can have convenient options to pick up their necessary supplies,” Health Services Executive Director Dr. Charles Grim said. “It’s important that our youngest Cherokee citizens have the milk, formula and other nutritional necessities they need, so we encourage families to use these other vendors until machines process the cards at the two locations.”
For more information, call Tina Gonzales at 918-316-6780 or Pam Wedding at 918-316-3166 or WIC at 918-453-5589.
List of vendors near Vinita include: Delaware County locations
Harp’s #165 - 1310 S. Main in Grove 918-786-4087
Walmart #90 - 2115 S. Main in Grove 918-786-8561
Homeland #853 - 1629 S. Main in Jay 918-253-4449
Walmart #327 - 1107 S. Main Street in Jay 918-253-4861
Oaks #1 Stop - 155 W. Main Street in Oaks 918-868-3400Mayes County locations
Shopper’s Value Foods #209 - 500 N. Chouteau Ave. in Chouteau 918-476-6700
Reasor’s #6 - 1624 N 3rd Street in Langley 918-782-3227
Harp’s #183 - Jct. Hwy 82/33 in Locust Grove 918-479-8711
Neighborhood Market #3723 -800 E. Main in Locust Grove 918-479-4810
Harp’s #181 - 300 E. Layton in Chelsea 918-789-2652
Homeland #539 - 925 South Mill Street in Pryor 918-825-5795
Walmart #22 - 4901 S. Mill in Pryor 918-825-6000Rogers County locations
Reasor’s #4 - 1000 W. Will Rogers Blvd in Claremore 918-341-4036
Walmart #12 - 1500 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. in Claremore 918-341-2765
Harp’s #152 - 30750 South Hwy 88 in Inola 918-543-2140