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Posted on: October 22, 2021

More than 11,000 pregnant women and children served by WIC last year; contract renewed for FY22

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The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is pleased to announce the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has renewed the contract for the continuation of Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services for fiscal year 2022. 

Through this contract, the Health Department was able to serve 11,002 pregnant women, infants, and children in fiscal year 2021.  

WIC’s mission is to safeguard the health of women, infants and children who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to enhance diets, information on healthy eating and referrals to health care and other community resources. 

WIC services are provided to eligible women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and/or post-partum mothers, as well as infants and children up to the age of five. The income eligibility threshold is 185% of the federal poverty level. For a family of three, that currently equates to an annual gross household income of about $40,500. For a family of four, the threshold is $49,025. If you think you might qualify, you are encouraged to call (417) 864-1540. 

“We are here to make a difference in the lives of young families and ensure that families have vital access to healthy foods and know how to prepare those foods,” said WIC Program Coordinator Mary Ellison.

The Springfield-Greene County WIC program’s main office is located inside the Jordan Valley Community Health Center building at 440 E. Tampa St. in Springfield. The second office is located in Republic at 553 E Harrison.  Hours are by appointment.

For more information about the WIC program, locations, and hours, or to find out if you qualify, call (417) 864-1540 or visit: http://health.springfieldmo.gov/wic

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