Need Help?

If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your local WIC clinic.

Deaf Relay: (Hearing or Speech Impaired) 711 or 1-800-735-2942


COVID-19 Vaccines and Children

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to keep our children safe.  The long-term effects of a pediatric COVID case can be serious and last months. The most common side-effect of the COVID vaccine, which provides lasting protection, is a sore arm. The best way to protect children against COVID-19 is to get them vaccinated. Like other pediatric vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine was thoroughly tested on children before being recommended. Parents with questions should talk to a pediatrician, school nurse, or another trusted healthcare provider about their child and the COVID-19 vaccine. Finding a vaccine is easy and getting vaccinated is free. Parents will be able to find available vaccines at vaccines.gov or by contacting their health care provider or local pharmacy.

Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables with WIC

With the Continuing Resolution that passed on December 2, 2021, the WIC Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for fruits and vegetables will continue to be elevated between January 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022 for each eligible woman and child over one-year of age participating in WIC.  Please contact your local agency for more information.

We're Here for You!

These are trying, uncertain times. WIC (Women Infants, & Children) is here for you every step of the way.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. WIC has been helping families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies since 1974.
If you or another member of your family has lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for these resources from WIC! Please visit the map below to find the phone number of your local clinic. #WICStrong #YouGotThis  

To find the agency closest to you:

To learn more about WIC watch "Saving the Children: The Story of WIC".

WIC Families

  WIC families include infants and children up to 5 years old and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have had a baby in the last 6 months. Fathers, stepparents, grandparents and foster parents may all apply for their children.

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WIC Agencies

  WIC agencies provide services locally to the WIC families including nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, nutritious food packages, and referrals to other health programs.

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WIC Vendors

  WIC vendors are stores that are approved by the State WIC office to accept eWIC cards that are provided by the local WIC agencies.

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For more information about WIC, call (515) 281-6650. You may also use the Contact Us system to send us a question online.


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.

Read the full USDA Non-Discrimination Statement and to learn how to file a complaint.