WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children and is also called the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program. WIC is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals for health care. WIC has proven effective in preventing and improving nutrition related health problems within its population.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the WIC Program. Each state then administers the program for its residents.
The Big Lake WIC Office is located at 100 S. Main Street. Hours of operation are: the first and third Thursday of each month, from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. They are closed for lunch from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm. Appointments are required. Please call 1-866-907-0080 to schedule an appointment.
You can visit the official WIC website by clicking here.