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:
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.
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.
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%
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