Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) (Meeker) - Rio Blanco County Public Health and Environment
Meeker - Rio Blanco County Public Health and Environment
Data Provided By
United Way of Larimer County 2-1-1 - UWLC
Description of Service
Provides the following for pregnant women, new parents, and caregivers with infants and children younger than age five who cannot afford an adequate diet or who have a condition which shows a need for better nutrition:
- Free nutritious groceries
- Personal and online nutrition counseling
- Breastfeeding support (e.g., information, classes, support groups, peer counselors, loaned breast pumps to those exclusively breastfeeding)
- Referrals for assistance with medical, dental, housing needs
Families do not need to be U.S. citizens and will not be asked about legal status.
WIC families receive a debit-type card to purchase milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, vegetables, peanut butter, beans and infant formula in most grocery stores.
The WICShopper app makes choosing and tracking WIC foods easy and fast.
Individuals may visit any WIC office and do not need to be a resident of a particular county to receive services in that county.
Colorado PEAK provides a questionnaire that will give people answers about whether or not they may qualify for benefits for programs that provide food assistance, cash assistance, WIC supplemental nutrition benefits, and other types of assistance. Access Colorado PEAK at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/
Must live in Colorado, be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, and meet one of the following criteria:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Families (including single fathers, caregivers, etc.) with a child younger than five years old
Women who have miscarried are also eligible for up to six months.
Families already receiving Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF are automatically eligible for WIC.
Pregnant women will be counted as two individuals when determining household size.
185% of the Federal Poverty Level (July 2019- June 2020)
Household of 1 - $23,107
Household of 2 - $31,284
Household of 3 - $39,461
Household of 4 - $47,638
Household of 5 - $55,815
Household of 6 - $63,992
Household of 7 - $72,169
Household of 8 - $80,346
Households of 9 or greater - $80,346 plus $8,177 for each additional member