Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal program that provides food to low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, and infants and children until the age of five. The program provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the WIC Program.
What food is available through WIC?
Nutritious foods rich in protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. These are key nutrients commonly missing in the diets of the WIC target population. Participants exchange WIC food vouchers at authorized retail grocery stores and pharmacies.
milk, cereal, eggs, tuna, peanut butter, dried beans, dried peas, carrots, juice, cheese, infant cereal, and infant formula
- Who is eligible for WIC?
- 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
- Children up to 5 years
You must also have a health risk factor based on:
- Height and weight
- Blood test for low iron
- Health history
- Diet history
How do I apply for WIC?
- Call the Franklin County WIC Office at 496-6454 for an appointment to apply for WIC.
- You must meet income requirements
- If you are pregnant, you may include your baby as a family member.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
"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 Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."
- Kim Campbell, WIC Director
- Nell Bowman, Nutritionist