The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has launched the first phase of the statewide rollout of the eWIC program. The first phase was released on March 2nd, and the second phase of eWIC will begin on March 30th. Laclede County WIC Director Tracy Legan tells us there is several benefits to providing the electronic benefits transfer card.
The eWIC program will still require clients to report to their appointments
WIC provides services at 118 local agencies throughout Missouri and serves over 100,000 financially eligible women, infants, and children under age five. According to the Missouri Department of Health, WIC is one of the most successful, cost-effective, and important nutrition intervention programs in the country.