Linn County WIC Office

Find Linn County Iowa WIC Offices. WIC Offices provide information on WIC programs (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) applications and income/eligibility requirements, benefits, food stamp offices and checks, jobs, online education, and classes, approved food lists, grocery stores, and vendors.

Cedar Rapids Hawkeye Area Community Action Program North Towne WIC Office 2121 North Towne Lane Northeast Cedar Rapids IA 52402 319-393-3368

Cedar Rapids Hawkeye Area Community Action Program Urban Site WIC Office 1328 2nd Avenue Southeast Cedar Rapids IA 52403 319-366-7632

Cedar Rapids Meth Wick Community Incorporation WIC Office 1224 13th Street Northwest Cedar Rapids IA 52405 319-365-9171

Hiawatha WIC Office 1515 Hawkeye Drive Hiawatha IA 52233 319-393-7811

Marion Site Hawkeye Area Community Action Program WIC Office 3405 7th Avenue Marion IA 52302 319-447-5816

About Linn County WIC Offices

Linn County WIC Offices are branch locations of the agency that provides access to the Women, Infants, and Children nutritional programs offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service agency in Linn County, IA. The WIC program promotes the health of Linn County low-income women, infants, and children by providing food, nutrition education, and referrals to health care.

You may contact the WIC Office for questions about:
  • Linn County WIC program
  • WIC program eligibility
  • WIC program application and enrollment
  • WIC participants in Linn County, Iowa
  • Linn County Department of Health
Linn County WIC Program

The Linn County WIC program is funded by the federal government and administered by Iowa through the Iowa Department of Public Health, which distribute funds to local organizations that operate WIC Offices in Linn County. WIC Offices may be local Linn County government agencies, community action agencies, human service agencies, or other non-profit organizations. These WIC Offices, sometimes referred to as Linn County WIC Clinics, accept and process applications for WIC benefits, and they are located throughout Iowa.

WIC Food Program

Linn County WIC benefits include Food Packages, which enable recipients to purchase supplemental foods designed specifically for the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and young children. In most states, the Food Package benefit is provided to the recipient on an eWIC or EBT card. The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides WIC recipients in Linn County with coupons that they may use for purchases at farmers markets. WIC benefits also include consultations with nutritionists and other professionals regarding dietary needs, referrals to other Linn County health care providers, and opportunities to meet with groups of other mothers and children. WIC also promotes and supports breastfeeding.

Applying for WIC in Linn County

Eligibility is restricted to pregnant and recently pregnant women, infants, and young children. Income restrictions also apply. Iowa state government has the flexibility to set the maximum income limit at anywhere between 100% and 185% of the federal poverty income guidelines. However, eligible women and children who are participating in SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and certain other public assistance programs may automatically meet the income requirements of WIC. Linn County WIC recipients must also have been determined to be at "nutrition risk." WIC Offices accept applications for WIC benefits and determine eligibility for benefits. In addition to processing applications, Linn County WIC Offices may conduct the assessment for nutrition risk.