wicprogramHow WIC Helps

Improve the health of you and your family

WIC helps by improving the health of nutritionally at-risk low-income women, infants, and children.  WIC services are provided at no cost to you.

Who WIC Helps

  • Pregnant Women
  • Moms up to 6 months after the baby is born, if they are not breastfeeding
  • Moms up to 1 year after the baby is born, if they continue breatfeeding
  • Babies up to their 1st birthday
  • Children from age 1 up to their 5th birthday

What WIC Provides

  • Nutritious Foods
  • Nutrition Information
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Healthcare Referrals
  • Community Program Information

 Partner with WIC staff to meet your goals such as....

  • Healthy Eating
  • Breastfeeding
  • Physical Activity
  • Dental Care
  • Food Safety
  • Shopping on a budget
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Regular Healthcare and Vaccines
  • Healthy Weight Gain

WIC foods are good sources of important nutrients to help you and your children grow and develop.

The WIC food package provides you with some of the foods you need for your diet.  It supplements the foods you buy.  WIC staff can help you plan to make healthy choices for yourself and your family.  If you are homeless, tell the WIC staff.  They may be able to provide WIC foods that do not need cooking or refrigeration.

WIC foods include baby food, breakfast cereal, fruits and vegetables, juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, whole-wheat bread and other whole grains, dried and canned beans/peas, soy-based beverages and tofu, canned fish, and infant formula.

If you are breastfeeding and your baby receives no formula from WIC, you may receive a greater quantity and variety of foods to support your breastfeeding. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR WIC

(W)omen, (I)infants and (C)children can be eligible for WIC based on several factors. Eligible persons must live in Clay County and meet Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. These income guidelines are adjusted each July. To be eligible on the basis of income, applicants' gross income (i.e. before taxes are withheld) must fall at or below 185 percent of the U.S. Poverty Income Guidelines. The guidelines for WIC are shown below.

Guidelines for FCS Special Nutrition Programs
WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
 
Persons in Family or Household Size Annual Monthly Twice-Monthly Bi-Weekly Weekly
 1 $21,978  $1,832  $916  $846  $423
 2 29,637 2,470  1,235   1,140  570
 3 37,296 3,108  1,554  1,435  718
 4 44,955   3,747  1,874  1,730  865
 5 52,614   4,385  2,193 2,024 1,012
 6 60,273 5,023  2,512  2,319 1,160
 7  67,951 5,663  2,832  2,614  1,307
 8 75,647  6,304  3,152  2,910 1,455
 Each Add'l Member Add  +$7,696 +642  +321 +296  +148
(Effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

 * One pregnant woman counts as a household of two

A person or certain family members who participate in other benefits programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families automatically meet the income eligibility requirement.

 

Where We Are Located

  
601 E 12th Street 
Flora IL 62839
Phone: (618) 662-4406
Fax:     (618) 662-2801
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