811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
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Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Service

 

Nutritional assessment, counseling and education are provided to income eligible families in Kendall County.

 

The WIC Program now provides benefits via an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system. This means client food benefits are loaded remotely onto a plastic debit card (EBT card).

What is WIC?

WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. It is a supplemental nutrition program that provides nutrition information and free foods to help mothers, babies, and children get the nutrients they need for proper growth and development.

Am I Eligible for WIC?

If you:

  • Are a pregnant woman
  • Are breastfeeding (up to one year after giving birth)
  • Have delivered a baby within the last 6 months
  • Are a parent, guardian, or caretaker of an infant or child younger than 5 years of age

If your income:

  • is within WIC guidelines (click here) to see current income levels for the WIC program

WIC services at Kendall County Health Department are currently being provided remotely and at curbside due to the COVID pandemic. We anticipate a return to optional in-person visits in July 2022.

Your First Visit to a WIC clinic

At your first in-person visit to the WIC clinic, you will need to have:

  • Proof of ID: a picture ID
  • Proof of income: for example: most recent paycheck stubs, income tax forms, IL Medicaid card, or Link Card
  • Proof of address: a recent utility bill or piece of mail dated within the past 60 days
  • Proof of birth for infants and children
  • Your child/children with you at WIC clinic
  • Your child's most up-to-date immunization record

At your initial visit, WIC staff will give you instructions for future visits.

Participation in Nutrition Education is a program requirement completed either via on-line education or via a phone call.

WIC benefits are electronically loaded onto your EBT card with foods such as:

  • iron fortified formula
  • milk
  • eggs
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • tofu
  • vitamin C fortified juice
  • iron fortified cereal
  • fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables
  • whole grain choices like whole wheat bread and corn tortillas
  • peanut butter
  • beans
  • canned tuna or salmon

Typically a three-month supply of food benefits is issued at one time.

Additional Information

Appointments are required. 

Please call WIC at (630) 553-9100.

For information on breastfeeding and COVID-19: Click Here for Info

This institution is an equal opportunity provider: Click Here for Info

 

 


 

Serving the Residents of Kendall County Since 1966
811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560   •   630-553-9100