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What is WIC?
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to community services to women who are pregnant and post-partum, and their children under five years of age. Breastfeeding support is available.
New families in need, caretakers interested in WIC, anyone looking for more info, please contact us in the following ways:
- Call our office phone @ 607-274-6630 – If no answer, please leave a message
- Text us @ 607-882-6286
Apply for WIC
Click here to apply for WIC online
Federal WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
If your annual gross (before tax) income is at or below the amount listed for your family size, then you may qualify for WIC assistance.
Effective Until June 1, 2023.
|Household Size||Annual Income||Monthly Income||Twice-Monthly||Bi-Weekly||Weekly|
Each add’l member:
|+ $8,732||+ $728||+ $364||+ $336||+ $168|
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Source: USDA Food & Nutrition Service
WIC Clinic Schedule Calendars:
Open calendars as an image:
March 2023 | April 2023 | May 2023 |
Open calendars as a PDF:
March 2023 | April 2023 | May 2023 |
Clinic Site Addresses
|Salvation Army Worship & Service Center, Ithaca||150 N. Albany Street (Map)
|Newfield United Methodist Church||227 Main Street (Map)
|Groton: TC Action Child Care Center||110 Sykes Street (Map)
|Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church||1869 Trumansburg Road (Rt. 96) (Map)
|Tompkins County Health Department||55 Brown Rd. (near the Airport) (Map)
Approved WIC Vendors in Tompkins County
There are 11 WIC Vendors in Tompkins County:
- Byrne Dairy, 323 Elmira Rd., Ithaca
- Dryden Food Market, 33 North St., Dryden
- P&C Fresh Market, Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca
- Shur-Save, Rt. 96, Trumansburg
- Tops, North Triphammer Rd., Ithaca
- Walmart, Fairgrounds Memorial Pkwy, Ithaca
- Wegmans, South Meadow St., Ithaca
FOR information about how a WIC vendor is approved, visit NYSWICvendors.com
During COVID-19, all WIC appointments are on the phone
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain physical distancing, Tompkins County WIC is not holding office appointments. All appointments are by phone.
- Hours: 8:30-4:30. Please see calendars for evening and extended hours.
- Call 607-274-6630, or text 607-882-6286.
Families that already have appointments scheduled, a staff person will call you on the day of your scheduled appointment.
Appointments will continue to be by phone until further notice.
Information & Alerts
- Date: February 19, 2023
- Product: Mead Johnson, Enfamil Prosobee Simply Plant-Based Infant Formula
- Package: 12.9oz containers
- Action: A voluntary recall was issued for two batches of the 12.9oz container (a Reckitt product). Enfamil Prosobee is a temporary formula that is available on the NYS WIC Formulary until February 28th.
- Identification: The batches in question can be identified by the number on the bottom of the can. Recalled product batches are ZL2HZF and ZL2HZZ both with a UPC Code of 300871214415 and a “Use By Date” of “1 Mar 2024.”
Mead Johnson is voluntarily recalling these products following a remote possibility of cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii, a germ that can cause infection in infants. The batches in question tested negative for Cronobacter and other bacteria however, the manufacturer is recalling the products out of an abundance of caution. This is an isolated situation. No illnesses or adverse events have been reported.
If you are a WIC participant, please reach out to your WIC staff for assistance.
If you need help finding formula, please do the following:
- Ask your child’s healthcare provider these questions
- Do they have samples available.
- Can they suggest nutritionally similar formulas that may be more readily available. If another brand is available and recommended, consider switching.
- Check at smaller stores, pharmacies, or drugstores. Call before you go. If supplies are limited, ask a pharmacist when more might be available.
- Look online. Only order from well-recognized distributors and pharmacies. Do not buy formula online from unknown social media sites, online auctions, or overseas.
- Do not use toddler formula to feed infants.
- Watering down formula or trying to make infant formula at home is not advised. Homemade formulas may not be safe and may not meet your baby's nutritional needs.
- Be community-minded and do not hoard formula.
Contact us or prescreen with Wanda, the Department's chatbot, to see if your family is eligible for WIC benefits and for assistance finding formulas.
WIC Strong Campaign
WICStrong.com was created in cooperation with the New York State Department of Health and 14 New York-based county agencies administering WIC benefits to their respective counties. This site was designed to assist the public in understanding the WIC program and benefits in a user-friendly manner. Click here to apply for WIC!
WIC Strong TV Commercial
WIC info available on the NYS website
- New WIC Participant Handbook: Click Here
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement: Click Here
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS) and NYS WIC Complaint Information
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.
The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
- fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- email: email@example.com
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For other complaints or to request a Fair Hearing contact:
WIC Program Director
NYSDOH, Riverview Center
150 Broadway, 6th Floor
Albany, NY 12204
(518) 402-7093; fax (518) 402-7348; or