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Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program - WIC

WIC is a federally-funded, supplemental nutrition program that provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health and other social services for low income families at nutritional risk.

Who Does WIC Serve?  
  Women who are:  Pregnant,  Breastfeeding up to 1 year post-partum,  Non-breastfeeding up to 6 months post-partum, Infants (Birth to 1 year),  Children (1 year to their 5th birthday).  

Do You Qualify for WIC?   Call 320-231-7066 or visit the Minnesota WIC Program   Participants in the following programs are automatically income eligible:  
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance - TEFRA
SNAP (Food Stamps)
MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)
Fuel Assistance
Reduced or Free School Lunch
Head Start
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
If someone in your family is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medical Assistance – TEFRA, the person receiving these benefits is adjunctively eligible for the WIC Program.
If the family is eligible under the MA guidelines but not yet enrolled, the family may be determined presumptively eligible if they plan to apply.
Presumptive Income Eligibility:  If Your family does not meet the income guidelines but meets all of the following criteria, your family may be presumptively income eligible for the WIC Program.

  • No one in your family is receiving benefits from any of the adjunctive income eligible programs right now (MA, MFIP, Headstart, SNAP, SSI, Fuel Assistance or Free or Reduced School Lunches).
  • Your household includes a pregnant woman, a woman who has recently had a baby, or a child up to the age of 5.
  • You are willing to apply for a Minnesota Health Care Program.
  • Your household income meets the Presumptive Income Eligibility Guidelines listed below. 

How Do You Apply?  Call (320) 231-7066 or visit us at Kandiyohi County Health & Human Services, 2200 23rd St. NE, Suite 1080,  Willmar, MN 56201.

When Is WIC Open?  Monday – Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm and Friday, 8:30am -12:00noon
USDA WIC Program
WIC income guidelines
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