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You do not need to be a "mom" to enroll in WIC. Dads, grandparents, guardians, and others caring for a child under 5 may apply.



WIC to operate remotely until November 1, 2022

The WIC program office is closed to clients; however, all services are available by phone during normal business hours Monday - Friday. The Cooperstown, Cherry Valley, and Richfield Springs outreach sites are closed until further notice. Early evening appointments on Wednesdays and Saturday hours are not available at this time. Lunch hour phone appointments are available every weekday.

  • WIC appointments are conducted over the phone until further notice.
  • Documents needed to enroll or re-certify can be photographed or scanned and emailed to wic@ofoinc.org or faxed to 607.433.8066. If emailing or faxing is not possible, copies may also be left in the OFO drop box at the front of the main building in Oneonta. Click here to see how you can scan documents using Apple or Samsung products.
  • Lost eWIC benefit cards can be replaced by mail or by calling the WIC office to arrange curb-side pick-up.
  • Messages may be left on the voice mail at 607.433.8071, 607.433.8000, or emailed to wic@ofoinc.org.


WIC provides supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five. The program is linked to positive birth outcomes and enhances the overall health of pregnant women, new mothers, and infants. Fathers, grandfathers, foster parents, or other caregivers may apply on behalf of children under age five who are in their care. Benefits are now issued on a WIC EBT card called an eWIC card. Click here to access a link with more information on the eWIC card. Click here for information on WICconnect, a website dedicated to eWIC users.

Services offered by WIC:

  • WIC food benefits provide milk/milk substitute (yogurt, tofu), vegetables and fruits, cheese, peanut butter, whole grain cereals, bread, brown rice or tortillas, dry beans, eggs, infant formula, and baby food
  • Farmers' Market Coupons: The Farmers' Market coupon program runs June - November 30
  • Information on healthy eating and wellness
  • Referrals to supportive services
  • Monthly newsletter

Breastfeeding mothers can also receive the following services:

  • An enhanced package that includes canned tuna, salmon, sardines, or mackerel
  • Hospital-grade electric breast pumps to encourage and support breastfeeding
  • A breastfeeding-friendly clinic site
  • Support from a Designated Breastfeeding Expert and Peer Breastfeeding Counselors

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This program funded in part by:

The New York State Department of Health

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement and NYS WIC Complaint Information

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture | Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights | 1400 Independence Avenue, SW | Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; OR Fax: 202.690.7442; OR Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For other complaints or to request a Fair Hearing contact: Mail: WIC Program Director | NYSDOH, Riverview Center | 150 Broadway, 6th Floor | Albany, NY 12204; OR Phone: (518) 402-7093; OR Fax (518) 402-7348; OR Email: NYSWIC@HEALTH.NY.GOV