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Women, Infants and Children (WIC) ProgramTCHD logo

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to community services for low-income pregnant and post-partum women and their children under five years of age. Breastfeeding support is available.

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.

Click here to apply for WIC!

WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
(GROSS INCOME: Effective May 15, 2016)

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly
$ 21,978 $ 1,832 $ 423
29,637 2,470 570
37,167 3,108 718
44,863 3,747 865
52,559 4,385 1,012
60,255 5,023 1,160
67,951 5,663 1,307
75,647 6,304 1,455
Each add’l member
+  $ 7,696 +  $ 642 +  $ 148

Source: USDA Food & Nutrition Service

Clinic Schedules:

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Web page: 
  April 2017  |  May 2017  |  June 2017

Download PDF:
  April 2017   |  May 2017  |  June 2017

Clinic Site Addresses

Clinic Site Address
Salvation Army Worship & Service Center, Ithaca 150 N. Albany Street (Map)
Downtown Ithaca
Newfield United Methodist Church 227 Main 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:

  • 7-Eleven, Main St., Groton
  • Byrne Dairy, North Meadow St, Ithaca
  • Dryden Food Market, North St., Dryden
  • Lansing Market, North Triphammer Rd., Lansing
  • P&C Fresh Market, Pine Tree Rd., Ithaca
  • Shur-Save, Rt. 96, Trumansburg
  • Target, Catherwood Rd., Ithaca
  • Tops, North Triphammer Rd., Ithaca
  • Tops, South Meadow St., Ithaca
  • Walmart, Fairgrounds Memorial Pkwy, Ithaca
  • Wegmans, South Meadow St., Ithaca

FOR information about how a WIC vendor is approved, CLICK HERE (PDF, 68KB)

WIC Strong Campaign 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!

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WIC info available on the NYS Web Site

In its ongoing effort to provide informationvia the Web, the New York State WIC Program has posted new materials that will benefit participants in the WIC Program.


New WIC Participant Handbook: Click Here

County WIC program featured

The Feb. 1, 2012 edition of the Ithaca Times includes an extensive article titled, "Nutritious Assistance: WIC program offers up plethora of services", written by Elizabeth Boze, one of Tompkins County's WIC Nutrition Educators. (Feb 3 2012)

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