The WIC Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and provides specific nutritious foods along with nutrition and breastfeeding education to the participant at no cost. These services are provided to income eligible and nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years old. Persons who receive Medicaid or food stamp benefits automatically meet the income requirements for the WIC Program. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer: WIC USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
To be eligible for WIC, you must:
- Have a household income at or below 185 percent of the poverty level
- Have a medical card, KTAP, or food stamps, or have a pregnant woman or infant in the family who receives Medicaid or KTAP
- Be a resident of Kentucky
- Click here for detailed WIC guidelines
Applying for WIC
You can set up an appointment to apply for WIC by calling us at 502-222-3516.
When you arrive for your appointment, make sure you bring the following items:
- Proof of household income, such as pay stubs, W-2 forms or current medical card
- Proof of residence, such as current bill with your address, bank statement, lease agreement, mortgage agreement or current medical card
- Proof of identity, such as driver’s license, birth certificate, social security card, shot record or current medical card
What you will receive
Foods you or your children may receive through the WIC program are:
- Milk and cheese
- Vitamin C-rich juices
- Iron-rich cereals
- Dried beans or peanut butter
- A baby may receive infant formula, infant jars of baby meats, fruits, and vegetables, infant juice, and infant cereal
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains (bread, rice, tortillas, etc)
You will get nutrition information to help you choose nutritious foods and improve your and your family’s health. WIC can also help you find regular health care and childhood shots if needed.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (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) 977-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.