WIC offers food, support for many Wyoming families
Program has about 10,000 enrolled participants in Wyoming
CHEYENNE —The Wyoming WIC Program, which is operated by the Wyoming Department
of Health, offers nutritious food items, as well as many other
benefits, for many Wyoming families.
“WIC helps all kinds of families, including working families. We
don’t just help moms. Dads, grandparents, legal guardians or foster
parents with infants or children under 5 are also welcome to apply for
WIC benefits,” said Janet Moran, WIC program manager with WDH.
WIC offers benefits to low-income women who are pregnant,
breastfeeding, or who just had a baby, and families with children under
the age of 5. The program currently has about 10,000 enrolled
participants across Wyoming.
“We offer families who participate in WIC ideas on how to shop for
healthy food,” Moran said. “Nutrition education on pregnancy,
breastfeeding support and family meals are each available.”
To qualify, families must be at or below the program’s gross (before taxes) income guidelines:
- 1 person family -$22,459/year or $1,872/month
- 2 person family -$30,451/year or $2,538/month
- 3 person family -$38,443/year or $3,204/month
- 4 person family -$46,435/year or $3,870/month
- 5 person family -$54,427/year or $4,536/month
- 6 person family -$62,419/year or $5,202/month
Families already receiving SNAP, TANF or Wyoming Medicaid benefits also qualify for WIC.
“We tell people to ‘let WIC work wonders’ for their families,” Moran
said. “By lending parents a caring ear, providing free and healthy food,
and making referrals to outside care and social services, we hope to
offer the support parents need to be successful.”
For more information or to find a local WIC clinic, call 1-888-
996-9378 or the WIC state office at 307-777-7494. Details and contact
information are also available online at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/wic/ or on Facebook at “Wyoming WIC Program.”