Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) was piloted in 1972,  and has been helping Illinois mothers, babies and children  to get the foods they need for proper growth and development for 50 years.

Supplemental foods and nutritional education are available to Henry and Stark County residents who meet certain health and economic guidelines.

About WIC

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. It is administered in Illinois by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Even if you or your family members are working, it can be hard making ends meet. The WIC Program may be able to help with nutrition information to help you and your family, health care and immunizations.

Who Can Receive WIC Services?

WIC may be able to help you if you:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby 
  • Have an infant or children up to age 5 (including foster children)
  • Families with low to medium income


WIC Prescreening Tool

Income Guidelines

Your annual household incomes must be within WIC Guidelines. You may have a job and still meet these guidelines.
Illinois WIC Income Guidelines

Medical or Health Risk

A screening by a WIC Certifying Professional Authority must find that you have a medical or nutritional health risk such as low iron, low weight gain during pregnancy or a diet that needs improvement.

Provided By WIC

A WIC EBT card will be provided to families so they can purchase healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter, beans, lentils, whole grains, 100% juice, cereal, infant cereal, baby food and formula.

Breastfeeding mothers may also receive tuna fish and salmon.

WIC Program Illinois Authorized Food List
Programa WIC Lista de alimentos autorizados de Illinois

What to Bring

For your first visit to a WIC clinic, please bring the following with you:

  • Identification (examples: driver's license, photo ID)
  • Proof of income (examples: your last two paycheck stubs, income tax form, Medicaid or Food Stamp ID or KidCare Card)
  • Proof of residency (examples: your utility bill or recent mail)
  • Proof of birth (birth certificate for your infant or child)
  • Proof of immunizations (shot records)
  • Person to be certified (you or your child)

WIC does not require proof of citizenship or alien status.

Nutrition Education, Counseling & Support

WIC Education
My Plate

Feedback

WIC cares about you and your opinion. We would love your feedback on how we are doing. The WIC Annual Survey is accessible online.

We are grateful for your time and will use your ideas and comments to make WIC work for you. Thank you!

Nondiscrimination Clause

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), 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 How to File a Complaint, 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 one of the following:

  • Mail:
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW|
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: 202-690-7442
  • Email

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

  1. Kewanee-WIC Services

    Hours of Business: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00PM 
    Late appointments available till 6pm 3rd Wednesday of every Month

    Phone Number: 309-852-5272 Press 5 for WIC