The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, is a supplemental nutrition program focused on eating healthy for moms and kids. WIC can provide nutrition education, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods and referrals to other services as needed.
CEDA operates the largest WIC program in Illinois, now serving over 50,000 clients. Clients are eligible for all WIC benefits, including vouchers for WIC foods, personalized counseling with a nutritionist, and individual and group education.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender, identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
|Size of Household||Annual Income||Monthly Income||Weekly Income|
|For each additional family member, add $7,437 to the yearly income,
$620 to the monthly income, and $144 to the weekly income.
To be eligible for WIC, you must either be pregnant; be breastfeeding; have had a baby in the past six months; or have a child or infant younger than five years old. You must also have a health or nutrition risk and meet income guidelines (185% of the poverty level).
Parents, legal guardians or caretakers who have medical and financial responsibility for the child may apply for WIC benefits.
CEDA’s Summer Feeding Program is designed to fill the nutrition gap that occurs during the summer months, making sure children can get the nutritious meals they need. CEDA serves approximately 68,000-90,000 nutritious meals in Suburban Cook County each summer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and snacks from 18 -23 different locations.
CEDA will not provide sponsorship to the Summer Food Service Program in 2014. But we will be back in 2015!
In the meantime, Catholic Charities will be more than glad to serve your needs. Feel free to call other sponsors listed below as well.
Community Outreach Program Manager
Greater Chicago Area Food Depository
ISBE Principal Consultant – SFSP Nutrition and Wellness Programs
800.545.7892 or 217.782.2491
Should you have a question, please do not hesitate to call. Daisy Lezama - 312.371.8765 or Lily Mangahas – 312.371.8760
We look forward to sponsoring your Summer Food Service Program again in 2015!
The Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association was born out of a meal service program operated by the Community Economic & Development Association (CEDA) in the 1970ís. In 1986 the CEDA meal program became the Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association. The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) (now called Age Options) allocated funds to and approved CNNSSA as a for-profit organization. Meals are provided by Preferred Meal System.
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