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Food Assistance for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services. It serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.


The WIC recipe book was created by a cohort of 8 organizations to find creative ways to adapt the WIC foods to different cultural recipes.

The book is available in the following languages:

Arabic • Chinese  English Korean • Spanish


Information and Resources for families during infant formula shortage

Important facts about formula - English Spanish  Arabic Burmese Polish • Urdu
Formula Resource Webpages: Illinois Department of Human Services and Greater Chicago Food Depository

WIC Informational Videos

To assist in providing WIC services to Afghan newcomers, our Midwest partners from Indiana WIC have graciously shared their Pashto and Dari videos to assist in breastfeeding and nutrition basics.

Breastfeeding Pashto Part 1 & Pashto Part 2 • Dari Part 1 & Dari Part 2

Child Nutrition - Pashto • Dari

Please find various WIC fact sheets translated into a number of different languages.

Understanding WIC Shopping List - Arabic Chinese • English French Polish Russian • Spanish

How Much Can My Baby Eat? - French • Korean • Polish • Somali • Vietnamese English and Spanish

Baby Formula WIC Guidance -  Arabic • Burmese • English • Polish • Spanish • Urdu

Make a difference in your Childs Life - English Spanish

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - English • Spanish

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