Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Apply for WIC online
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helps safeguard the health of pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, as well as infants and children younger than 5. This is done by offering one-on-one education about nutrition and feeding practices, supporting breastfeeding, referring to health and community resources and by providing a benefit card to buy healthy foods.
Rice County WIC continues to operate for current WIC families and by determining eligibility for new families. At this time we are able to complete appointments and issue benefits in person or by phone at at 507-332-5906. Check if you are eligible for WIC here.
Participants in these programs are automatically income eligible:
- Medical Assistance
- Medical Assistance - TEFRA
- SNAP (food stamps)
- MN Family Investment Program (MFIP)
- Fuel Assistance
- Reduced or free school lunch
- Head Start
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
If the family is eligible under the MA guidelines but not yet enrolled, they may be determined presumptively eligible.
We support breastfeeding families. Learn more here: Rice County Area Breastfeeding Information & Support.
USDA non-discrimination statement
Declaración de no discriminación del USDA (Spanish)
How to file a federal civil rights complaint
For participants who feel they have been discriminated against, please complete the form in the following link. If you need help, your local agency or state WIC staff can assist you.