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New Groton Clinic Opening

A monthly WIC clinic is coming to Groton. Beginning February 12, Tompkins County WIC will hold a clinic on the second Tuesday of every month, at the TC Action Child Care Center, 110 Sykes St. (the same building as the Groton Head Start). The clinic will be open from 9:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call 607-274-6630 for an appointment.

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.

Eligibility — 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!

Federal WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines
(Gross Income, Effective through June 30, 2019)

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income Weekly
$ 22,459 $ 1,872 $ 432
30,451 2,538 586
38,443 3,204 740
46,435 3,870 893
54,427 4,536 1,047
62,419 5,202 1,201
70,411 5,868 1,355
78,403 6,534 1,508
Each add’l member
+  $ 7,992 +  $ 666 +  $ 154

To see a chart that shows Twice Monthly and Bi-weekly figures, Click Here (PDF download from USDA).
Source: USDA Food & Nutrition Service

Clinic Schedules:

Google calendar: Click here.

Web page: 
  Jan. 2019  |   Feb. 2019  |  Mar. 2019

Download PDF:
  Jan. 2019   |   Feb. 2019  |  Mar. 2019

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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