WIC Program

Available in:

Chenango

The goal of our WIC Program is to help families, women, and children in our community acquire good nutrition through financial services, education and support so they can live healthy lives and thrive in our Chenango County community.

What is it?

The Federal Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods to pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and children up to age 5.

In addition to providing food benefits at your local grocery store, WIC also participates in the New York State Farmers' Market program each summer to provide fresh fruits and produce.

WIC services are available at five locations throughout Chenango County. Norwich is the largest location, providing evening clinics every Thursday night and one Saturday each month. WIC employees travel to Greene, New Berlin, Sherburne, and Bainbridge in order to reach all eligible families within the county. WIC participates in all local health fairs and community events in order to increase interest and participation in the WIC program.

Who is it for?

Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women and children up to age 5 who need financial assistance in getting nutritious foods. Eligibility is based on income and a family of 4 may earn up to 51,338 annually and receive WIC benefits.

Income Guidelines effective through June 30th, 2023
INCOME GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2023

 

How does this benefit you?

  • Receive food benefits redeemable at the local grocery store for milk, bread, cheese, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter, brown rice, beans, juice, and cereal- Click here to learn more about eWIC
  • Infants may receive formula, jars of baby food, and cereal
  • Families receive nutrition education and referrals to other resources within the community
  • Assistance and follow-up interaction for breastfeeding mothers
  • Enjoy fresh produce and fruits when you receive checks to be cashed at local Farmers' Markets
  • Learn how to prepare fresh produce at the WIC office

Additional Benefits

In addition to food services, WIC encourages breastfeeding, and two WIC employees are Certified Lactation Counselors who provide instruction and follow-up to 300 WIC participants each month. Additional WIC foods (tuna fish, eggs, peanut butter, and milk) are provided for breastfeeding mothers. Each month 70% of all postpartum women receiving WIC benefits are breastfeeding.

The Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program provides two moms with breastfeeding experience from the community who are committed to supporting others who choose to breastfeed. Their own experiences allow them to connect with and assist WIC moms in a way that health professionals cannot. They build a sense of trust and rapport with the WIC families that they interact with.

Contact Information

For information and/or an application, please contact Greater Opportunities at 607-334-7114 or 607-336-4324

 

WIC Sites

Norwich

Greater Opportunities, Inc.

44 West Main St. Norwich

Monday, Tuesday (except 4th Tuesday)and

Friday: 8am-4pm

Thursday: 11am - 7pm

One Saturday each month: 9am - 1pm

(607) 336-4324

Fax Number: 607-334-2494

Greene

First Congregational Church of Greene, NY UCC - YouTube

First Wednesday of the Month

First Congregational Church

28 N. Chenango St. Greene

9am - 2:45pm (Open through lunch hour)

New Berlin

New Berlin UMC | The Upper NY Conference

Second Wednesday of the Month

Methodist Church

51 S. Main St. New Berlin

9am - 2:45 pm (Open through lunch hour)

Sherburne

Third Wednesday of the Month

Methodist Church

11 Chapel St. Sherburne

9am - 2:45 pm (Open through lunch hour)

Bainbridge

Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley | Bainbridge First Presbyterian Church

Fourth Tuesday of the Month

First Presbyterian Church

3 Church Street. Bainbridge

9am - 2:45 pm (Open through lunch hour)

WIC Program Forms

Select a form below to complete online.

Apply for WIC Chenango- WIC Submit Document Form

WIC Program Resources

  • Food Guide

    External Link Resource
  • WIC Participant Rights and Responsibilities

    External Link Resource
  • WIC- Medical Documentation Form

    External Link Resource
  • Evening Sun- WIC Strives To Continue To Serve The Community

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    Evening Sun- WIC Strives To Continue To Serve The Community
  • Learn more about the new WIC Card and WIC2GO appp

    External Link Resource
  • New WIC Foods

    External Link Resource
  • What you need to enroll in WIC

    External Link Resource
  • CDC- Alcohol Use During Pregnancy

    External Link Resource
  • Alcohol Consumption and Binge Drinking During Pregnancy Among Adults Aged 18–49 Years — United States, 2018–2020

    External Link Resource
  • Learn more about eWIC Benefits!

    External Link Resource
  • World Breastfeeding Week-2022

    External Link Resource
  • USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    External Link Resource
  • BREASTFEEDING BASICS FOR MOMS:

    File Resource
  • WIC Breastfeeding Event- 8/18/2022

    External Link Resource
  • WIC- 2022- Healthy Shamrock Shakes

    External Link Resource
  • WIC Approved Foods

    External Link Resource
  • WIC Off Site Schedule

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    WIC Off Site Schedule