WIC is an income based supplemental nutrition program. This program is intended for women - prenatal and post-partum - infants, and children to the age of five.

We also provide breastfeeding support, supplies, classes, and counseling. If questions or concerns arise after hours, please feel free to call Carlene Williams, our Breastfeeding Coordinator, at (573)359-1656.

WIC is also a referral program partnered with the Missouri Safe Crib Program. This is an educational process that assists with safe sleeping for infants and to raise awareness for SIDS. Qualifications for this program are as follows:

  • Must be a WIC participant.
  • If prenatal, must be 35 weeks prenatal or more.
  • If post-partum, infant must be 3 months or younger.

Also, if you are receiving services with Building Blocks in-home program, you may not qualify for these cribs.

WIC applicants must meet eligibility requirements under the following Categorical, Residential, Income, and Nutrition Risk considerations...
Who is eligible?


Pregnant women Women who are breastfeeding a baby under 1 year of age Women who have had a baby in the past six months Children under the age of 5


Applicants must live in Missouri to receive Missouri WIC.  Applicants can choose to pick up in any county of their choice.


Applicants must have gross income at or below the standards in the table below.WIC counts all of the members of a household.Pregnant women are counted as two family members.Some applicants who receive MO Health Net may automatically meet income eligibility.Applicants who receive food stamps or TANF are automatically income eligible.

Missouri   WIC Income Guidelines April 1, 2021

Family Size                                      Annual                    Monthly        Twice- Monthly       Bi-Weekly     Weekly

1                                                  $23,828                  $1,986                   $993                    $917             $459

2                                                  $32,227                  $2,686                  $1,343                  $1,240          $620

3                                                  $40,626                 $3,386                  $1,693                  $1,563          $782

4                                                  $49,025                 $4,086                  $2,043                 $1,886          $943

5                                                  $57,424                 $4,786                   $2,393                 $2,209         $1,105

6                                                  $65,823                 $5,486                   $2,743                 $2,532         $1,266

7                                                  $74,222                  $6,186                    $3,093                 $2,855         $1,428

8                                                  $82,621                   $6,886                  $3,443                 $3,178           $1,589

9                                                  $91,020                   $7,585                  $3,793                  $3,501          $1,751

10                                                 $99,419                  $8,285                   $4,143                  $3,824          $1,912

11                                                  $107,818                 $8,985                   $4,493                 $4,147           $2,074

12                                                $116,217                   $9,685                   $4,843                  $4,470          $2,235

13                                                $124,616                 $10,385                   $5,193                   $4,793          $2,397

14                                                $133,015                 $11,085                    $5,543                  $5,116            $2,558

15                                                $141,414                  $11,785                    $5,893                  $5,439          $2,720

16                                                $149,813                 $12,485                   $6,243                  $6,243          $2,882

Each additional member   Plus $8,399            Plus $700               Plus $350         Plus $324       Plus $162

Pregnant Women are counted as two family members. Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nutritional Risk

WIC participants height and weight are measured and blood work is taken to check for anemia at certification appointments every 6 months.WIC participants meet with a Nutritionist for a health and nutrition screening to determine nutritional risk.  There are two main categories of nutritional risk:medically-based risks such as a history of prematurity, underweight, or iron deficiency anemia, and nutritional-based risks such as poor eating habits that can lead to poor nutritional and health status.

Nutritious Foods                              

WIC participants receive checks to   purchase specific foods at the grocery store each month which are designed to   supplement their diets.  WIC food is high in one or more of the   following nutrients:
proteincalciumvitamins A, B6, C, Dsoy, folate, iron, zinc, whole grains

Different food packages are   provided for different categories of participants.  WIC foods include

Milk, Eggs,Cheese,Juice,Cereal,Beans, or canned Bush's beans,Soy milk

Baby food fruit & vegetables

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.