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
"This is an equal opportunity provider." "Esta institucion es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades."
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."