About WIC

The Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program or WIC provides a variety of food and infant formula, healthcare referrals, nutrition education/counseling, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five.

How WIC Helps Your Family

  • Receive monthly food benefits for healthy eating

  • Free mini health checks with referrals to community agencies

  • Free lead screenings

  • Breastfeeding support for moms and babies

  • Nutrition assessment and counseling

Who is Eligible?

In order to meet eligibility guidelines you must be a resident in the state of Iowa. You must be a pregnant or a postpartum woman and/or have a child or infant under the age of five.  Participants with Medicaid cards automatically qualify.  If you are not registered for Medicaid, you must meet income guidelines listed below.

Income Guidlines

Family Size                     Gross Monthly Income                            Gross Yearly Income       

         1                                              $1,815                                                          $21,775

         2                                              $2,456                                                          $29,471

         3                                              $3,098                                                          $37,167

         4                                              $3,739                                                          $44,863

         5                                              $4,380                                                          $52,559

         6                                              $5,022                                                          $60,225

         7                                              $5,663                                                          $67,951

         8                                              $6,304                                                          $75,647

Breastfeeding Support

The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons: the joyful closeness and bonding with your baby, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. Every woman's journey to motherhood is different, but one of the first decisions a new mom makes is how to feed her child. We can help you!