Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program
The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas if all of the following are true:
- The first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 AND
- The code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, AND
- The expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.
Updated MDH WIC Formula Recall Information: MDH WIC Formula Update
Abbott has also developed a web-based tool to determine if your formula was included in their recall.
You can check your formula's lot number, located at the bottom of your formula container, or call 1-800-986-8540.
If you have already purchased formula with your WIC Card that is affected by this recall, please contact your local WIC agency.
UPDATE: WIC Clinics
Sherburne County WIC clinic is closed to in person visits at this time. WIC is still open and available to serve you over the phone. Please call 763-765-4116 to enroll for WIC, schedule an appointment or have questions answered.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally funded health and nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five.
WIC participants also receive one-on-one nutrition assessment and counseling, breastfeeding information and support, and referrals to health care and community services at no cost.
Watch the Welcome to Minnesota WIC video! and “Using Your WIC Card”. Learn more about the WIC Card and the My MN WIC App here.
WIC provides healthy foods, such as: cereals, eggs, fruits and vegetables, milk, whole grains, infant foods, and more!
Food packages are supplemental and may vary based upon the nutritional needs of the participant. If additional food assistance is needed, check out the Food Resources brochure for more in your community, and MN Benefits for cash, emergency, and other food programs.
View the 2021 WIC Shopping Guide for more information on WIC-allowed foods.
- If you live in Sherburne County, there are several ways to apply:
- Apply and schedule an appointment by phone: 763-765-4116 or 800-433-5239
- Apply online. Your submitted application will be reviewed, and a staff member will contact you within two business days. Be sure to include your phone number with area code or an email address on the application.
- Submit an application by mail (PDF). Send completed application to Health and Human Services.
- If you live outside of Sherburne County, please call 800-942-4030 for a WIC program in your area, or apply at MDH WIC here.
Preparing for Your Appointment
The Sherburne County WIC clinic is located on the second floor in Health and Human Services at the Sherburne County Government Center. The address is 13880 Business Center Dr, Elk River, MN 55330.
Clinic dates and hours vary, and appointments are required. The appointment may be scheduled for the same day that you call. You will need to bring proof of identity, address, and income to determine your eligibility. View the Appointment Reminder Form (PDF) for details
If WIC staff have asked you to submit proof of identity, residency, income or measurements from your MD, please email to: WIC@co.sherburne.mn.us
View the building and parking map for more details. Building & Parking Map for WIC
The WIC Card
The WIC Card is a fast, flexible, and simple way to access your WIC benefits. Learn more about the WIC Card and the My Minnesota WIC App here.
“Using Your WIC Card” is a fun, 14-minute video that gives an overview of the new WIC Card, setting your PIN, how to check your account balance, and how to shop with the WIC Card. This video is also available in Spanish and Somali.
|Lost, Stolen, or Damaged WIC Card|
|If your WIC Card is lost, stolen or damaged, contact Sherburne County WIC at 763-765-4116 or card services at 1-833-566-5248 (toll free). You must contact the WIC Clinic to have your WIC Card replaced.|
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in the administration of its programs. WIC is an equal opportunity provider.