WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is a supplemental food and nutrition program. WIC is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
WIC is for:
- Pregnant Women
- Breastfeeding Women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
- Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
- Infants and children up to 5 years of age
- Nutritious foods
- Food buying tips and special recipes
- Nutrition education, including special diet information as needed
- Breastfeeding Support
- Referrals for health services as needed
WIC provides foods that are good sources of many needed nutrients.
What else does WIC offer?
WIC clients and family members receive more than food.
-  Nutrition Education during Pregnancy
-  Nutrition Education for Infants and Children
-  Breastfeeding Support
-  Assessment of Growth and development
-  Food buying tips
-  Referral for free immunizations for kids
-  Special diet information
-  Referral to other health services as needed
Once the size and gross income of the economic unit have been determined and documented, staff use the poverty income guidelines included in the chart below to determine income eligibility. The guidelines are published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Note: A person who currently receives Medicaid, Work First, or Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) automatically meets the income eligibility guidelines for WIC.
*185% of the Federal Poverty guidelines per the Federal Register.
** A household (or economic unit) is defined as a person or group of persons, related or nonrelated, who usually (although not necessarily) live together, and whose production of income and consumption of goods or services are related. The income of everyone in the economic unit is counted to determine eligibility.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.