WIC is the nation’s most successful and cost-effective public health nutrition program. We provide wholesome food, nutrition education, and community support for income-eligible women who are pregnant or postpartum, infants, and children up to five years old. We offer support to anyone-working or not-who cares for a child including: moms, single fathers, grandparents, foster parents, step-parents, and guardians. WIC serves eligible families at or below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. To get WIC assistance, participants: should be pregnant or have infants or children under 5 years old, may be in need of income assistance, and can be receiving other benefits like foster care, medical assistance, or SNAP. WIC services address WIC's most important goal: prevention of nutrition-related health problems. WIC promotes breastfeeding for WIC and non-WIC mothers through infant feeding information, support from trained peer helpers, referrals to lactation consultants if needed, and breast pumps to eligible mothers.
Springfield: M, W, Th, F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
3rd Friday of the month 10:30 am-5 pm