WIC - (Women, Infants, and Children)

W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children) Program

Ogle County Health Department nurses provide assessment services, nutrition education and supplemental foods to assure pregnant and lactating women, infants, and children the best chance for successful growth and development. We strive to improve nutritional status and  encourage breastfeeding for pregnant women.

What is WIC?
WIC (Women, Infants, Children) is a federally funded supplemental nutrition program that provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food benefits, and access to other programs and resources.

What's new with WIC?
Formula Shortage Information
Increase in Fruits & Vegetables
Get more fruits and vegetables! Benefits for purchasing fruits and vegetables have been temporarily increased for all WIC participants! Depending on WIC category, participants can receive up to $47 a month on fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables.

What is in a WIC food package?
WIC food packages may contain milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu, fruits, vegetables, cereals, whole grains (bread, pasta, rice, tortilla shells), beans, peanut butter, fish, juice, eggs, and infant foods. Food packages may vary and can be tailored to match individual needs.

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Who is eligible for WIC?
Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 are eligible. Eligibility is based on nutritional needs, income, and/or participation in Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF.  For additional eligibility see Income Guidelines.
WIC and breastfeeding!
WIC is a program dedicated to promoting, educating, and assisting families in breastfeeding success! All staff are knowledgeable and specially trained to provide breastfeeding education and support. WIC can also help you get access to a breast pump. Additionally, breastfeeding mothers and infants are able to get the largest food package offered through the program! For additional breastfeeding support and resources please check out “Ogle County Breastfeeding Support” on Facebook.

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What else can WIC help with?
WIC can assist families in getting access to medical care, dental care, immunizations, lead testing, Family Case Management, Early Intervention, mental health services, and many other community resources and programs. 
How to contact us:
     Main phone: (815) 562-6976

To apply for WIC:

     Main Office: 907 Pines Road, Oregon IL 61061 Call (815) 562-6976 ext 2284
     Branch Office: 510 Lincoln Hwy, Rochelle IL 61068 Call (815) 562-6976 ext 3170
Breastfeeding Assisstance:
     Call (815) 562-6976 ext 3171 or 2299
     Program information: Call (815) 562-6976 ext 2299 or tziegler@oglecountyil.gov

Hours of operation:
     Main Office: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     Branch Office: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed on Fridays.

Quick Links
     Online WIC Health Some WIC appointments can be completed online. Visit to complete Nutrition Education lessons, find WIC-approved recipes, and learn more about healthy eating practices.
     WIC Income Guidelines
     USDA Non Discrimination Statement (English)
     USDA Non Discrimination Statement (Spanish)

Food Pantries

Lifeline Food and Self Help Project
     Lifeline Facebook Page
     201 N 3rd Street Suite 6
     Oregon, IL 61061
     (815) 732-7891
     Tuesdays and Fridays 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Polo Lifeline Food and Self Help Project
     Polo Lifeline Facebook Page
     113 N Green Street Polo, IL 61064
     (815) 946-2552
     Tuesdays and Saturday 9:00am - 11:30am

Immanuel Lutheran / Good Samaritan

     Immanuel Lutheran Church
     16060 E Lindenwood Road, Lindenwood, IL 61049
     (815) 393-4500
     1st & 3rd Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Rochelle Christian Food Pantry

     Rochelle Christian Facebook Page
     770 Lincoln Avenue Rochelle, IL 61068
     (815) 562-6654
     Tuesdays and Friday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Loaves and Fish Food Pantry

     Loaves & Fish
     409 W Brayton Road, Mount Morris, IL 61054 Lower Rear Entrance
     (815) 613-8776
     1st & 3rd Thursday of each month 3:30pm -6:00pm

People Helping People

     People Helping People
     Byron Municipal Building (City Hall) 127 N Washington St, Byron IL 61010
     (815) 205-0799
     2nd & 4th Monday of each month 10:00am - 11:00am

Bread of Life - Valley Covenant Church
     Bread of Life
     103 S Maple Street, Stillman Valley, IL 61084
     (815) 645-8872
     2nd Tuesday of each month 3:00pm - 5:00pm