Women, infants & children – WIC
Garfield County produce event
Garfield County WIC organized a produce giveaway along with height, weight, and hemoglobin assessments in October at both the Glenwood Springs and Rifle clinics. The produce for this event was sourced from our partners at Early Morning Orchard in Palisade, Colorado.
The event marked a significant achievement with 130 WIC families participating, both to collect fresh produce and to ensure their anthropometric measurements were up-to-date. The clinic was buzzing with activity as staff reunited with families in person.
The families were excited for the wide variety of produce available, which included apples, pears, corn, onions, carrots, squash, garlic, peppers and potatoes. Garfield WIC is hopeful this can be an annual tradition.
WIC is the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. This is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides nutrition education, healthful foods, and health referrals to women, infants and children who qualify.
Who is eligible for WIC:
- Pregnant women
- Breast feeding women
- Postpartum women (up to 6 months after delivery)
- Infants and children up to the age of 5
Other eligibility criteria:
Nutritional risk: Applicants receive an initial screening to determine nutritional risk.
Income: Families who receive Medicaid; food stamps, and/or TANF are automatically income eligible for WIC.
Residence: Participants must live in the county where they receive services. Participants do not have to be U.S. citizens.
Check WIC benefit eligibility.