What is WIC?
- WIC means Women, Infants and Children
- WIC is a supplemental food program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- WIC provides healthy food at no cost to those who qualify
- WIC provides nutrition education and counseling to teach healthy eating
- WIC provides breastfeeding support
- WIC provides referrals for health care and other services
Who is eligible?
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women up to 12 months after delivery
- Women with a baby less than 6 months old
- Infants and children up to age 5 years old
How do you qualify?
- You must live in Franklin or Williamson County
- You must meet the federal income guidelines
- You must have a nutrition or health risk
How do you get WIC?
All particpants must be seen at the WIC office before eligibility can be determined. Re-evaluations are required for continued participation. You may call one of these numbers to make an appointment:
Franklin County Office, (618) 435-2693 Williamson County Office, (618) 993-8111
For more information about the WIC program, eligibility requirements, income guidelines and what you will need to bring to your appointment visit: Illinois Department of Health and Human Services, Women Infants and Children
"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."