Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Services
WIC provides a debit card with food benefits and other nutrition services to income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. Those who have lost jobs temporarily during the pandemic may now be eligible and we encourage you to apply. We are accepting new applicants.
WIC income eligibility guidelines (pdf) are:
- $33,874 annually for a household of two
- $42,606 annually for a household of three
- $51,338 annually for a household of four
- $60,070 annually for a household of five
Apply for WIC
Anyone wishing to apply for WIC may fill out the form below. After you submit the form, WIC staff will contact you to review your eligibility and schedule an appointment.
For more information, or to apply over the phone, call (785)776-4779 Ext. 7661.
INFO ABOUT RECALL OF POWDER FORMULAS
Abbott manufacturing is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac®, Alimentum® and EleCare® manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company’s manufacturing facilities.
What Parents and Caregivers Should Do
WIC clients are able to temporarily use their WIC benefits to purchase alternative brands and sizes of formula for Similac Advance, Similac Total Comfort, Similac Sensitive, Similac Spit Up, Similac Soy, and hypoallergenic formulas. See available substitutions
- Similac Advance
- Similac Total Comfort
- Similac Sensitive
- Similac Spit Up
- Similac Soy
- Hypoallergenic Alternatives
The products under recall have a multidigit number on the bottom of the container starting with the first two digits 22 through 37, contains K8, SH, or Z2 and with an expiration date of April 1, 2022, or after.
To find out if the product you have is included in this recall, visit similacrecall.com and type in the code on the bottom of the package, or call +1-800-986-8540 (U.S.) and follow the instructions provided. No action is needed for previously consumed product. If you have questions about feeding your child, contact your healthcare professional.
Consumers who may have purchased the formulas meeting the criteria above should go to www.similacrecall.com
Please call the WIC office at 785-776-4779 ext. 7661 if you have any questions or concerns.
RILEY COUNTY WIC COVID-19 INFO
Riley County WIC staff are serving all Riley County, Pottawatomie County, and Fort Riley clients remotely (by phone and email) out of our Manhattan and Fort Riley offices through December 2022.
If clients have an upcoming appointment, we will contact them in advance. However, if clients or others have questions, please call us at the numbers indicated below.
For Manhattan or Wamego: Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Road, 785-776-4779 ext. 7661
For Fort Riley: Fort Riley at Irwin Army Community Hospital, 650 Huebner Road, 785-240-7019
Electronic Debit Cards
WIC has switched from checks to Electronic Benefit Cards! All clients are now receiving debit cards instead of checks.