WIC

Women Infants and Child or WIC, is a supplemental food and educational program to assist low-income families in the area. The program is designed for infants and children up to the age of 5, pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women. To qualify for WIC clients must meet certain income guidelines and show a nutritional need for the services. Nutritional need is determined through certifications that include weighing and measuring, a diet profile and hemoglobin check. We provide nutritional food instruments (checks) for formula, milk, juice, eggs, cereal, peanut butter, cheese, and dried beans that can be redeemed at participating grocery stores. All women, infants, and children applying or re-applying for WIC must come to the appointment and show proof of identity, residence, and income for all members of applicant’s household.

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services WIC page:  http://health.mo.gov/living/families/wic/wicfamilies/index.php

 

Below you can find the Missouri WIC income guidelines. Income is assessed by family size and annual, monthly, or weekly income amounts of the whole family.

 

Income Guidelines.

 

Pregnant women are counted as two family members. Income guidelines are based on 185% of poverty level.

 

WIC Services provided by Appointment Only.

 

You must Bring These Documents With You:

Proof Of Residency  (One of the Following):
Current utility bill, rent or mortgage receipt showing current address
Written letter from reliable party (staff of local social services agency, church, legal aid society or employer) stating nighttime location.

Proof of Income: (One of the Following):
Federal filed tax forms
Pay receipts, payroll check, or pay stubs
Signed statement from employer, if paid in cash
W-2 forms
If receiving alimony or child support, copy of checks received
If interest income: Copy of bank statement

Proof of Identity: (One of the Following):
For and Infant or child
Immunization records
Birth Certificate
Social Security letter or card

For an Adult
A photo ID
Passport
Employment Card
School ID or state ID card

Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

WIC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER