Helping Families Find Formula During the Infant Formula Shortage
Last Reviewed May 19, 2022
To address infant formula shortages in the wake of Abbott Nutrition’s voluntary recall of certain powdered infant formulas, the Biden-Harris Administration is working to ensure that infant formula is safe and available for families across the country. Yesterday, President Biden spoke with retailers and manufacturers, including Walmart, Target, Reckitt, and Gerber, to discuss ways to get more formula quickly and safely onto store shelves. Read more
*** UPDATED FOR COVID-19 ***WIC services through the Bullitt County Health Department are conducted via telephone OR in-person AND must be a scheduled appointment. Please call 502-955-7837 for more information and to schedule an appointment. For more information and updates, please visit Kentucky Department of Public Health.
What is WIC?
WIC provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost to:
- low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women
- Infants-newborn to 12 months
- Children-age 1 to 5 years who are determined to be at nutritional risk.
How do you get WIC?
To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).
- A person who participates or has family members participate in certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or TANF, automatically meets the income eligibility requirements.
- To see if you are eligible for WIC, you may also use the WIC Prescreening Tool. This presceening tool is NOT an application for WIC. For more information or to apply for WIC benefits please call 502-955-7837
Are you eligible?
To be eligible, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the amount listed on the table
*For households with more than eight people, add $8,399 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.
What will you receive?
Healthy Foods - Foods you or your children may receive are:
- Infant formula if under age 1
- Milk and Cheese
- Vitamin C-rich juices
- Iron-rich cereals
- Dried bean or Peanut Butter
Nutrition Education - You will also get nutrition information to help you choose nutritous foods and improve your and your family's health.
Health Care - WIC can help you find regular health care and childhood shots if needed.
Why is WIC important?
- Healthy foods help children grow and develop normally.
- Good nutrition helps to protect your whole family against health problems.
- WIC helps your community by building strong, healthy families.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Updated 11/16/2020