Effective immediately, all Delaware Opportunities WIC Outreach locations are cancelled until further notice. The WIC office in Hamden remains open, by appointment only. If you have an upcoming appointment, at any of the WIC site locations, WIC staff will contact you, prior to your appointment date. Please call the office if your phone number has changed: 607-746-1700.
There have been updates to the NYS WIC Acceptable Foods Card. Over 450 foods have been added to several categories: hot cereals, cold cereals, yogurt, tofu, juice, whole grains, soy beverages, and baby foods.
WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals, and nutritious foods. WIC saves you money on your food budget. WIC gives you or your child food benefits every month. WIC foods/infant formula supplement what you buy for your family. WIC shows you how to be healthier and eat more healthy foods through nutrition education. They help you and your family find medical care, and you can learn about other services in your community that might benefit you. WIC has breastfeeding support and education through Certified Lactation Counselors and Breastfeeding Peer Counselors.
Who may apply? Pregnant women, non-breastfeeding mothers of babies up to six months after the baby is born, breastfeeding mothers up to one year after the baby is born, babies and children under five years old.
How do I apply? Please call 607-746-1700 or Apply for WIC Online
The Delaware Opportunities Women, Infants and Children Program received the "Gold Loving Support Award of Excellence" from USDA and NYS Department of Health representatives in Albany on Friday, September 25th. The award recognizes local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities.
Don't know if you are going to breastfeed? Need Breastfeeding Support?
Contact the WIC Office to talk to one of our experienced, friendly Breastfeeding Peer Counselors.
**NEW income guidelines! See chart below!**
**Self-Employed farm and non-farm families may use NET INCOME**
eWIC is Here!
What is eWIC?
eWIC is an electronic benefits transfer card which eliminates paper checks and provides a more convenient way for families in the Women, Infants and Children program to shop for WIC foods. The new system ,which works like a debit card, will make shopping with WIC benefits more discreet. Participants will have access to nutritious food and the flexibility to redeem benefits as needed.
For more information visit NYS Department of Health
Have the new eWIC card?
Download the WIC2Go app to see your benefits, appointments, and find a store near you! You can also scan items to see if they are WIC acceptable!
To download through the iTunes App Store
To download through Google Play
WIC Program Director, Andrea Byrne, and WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, Courtney Covell, accepting the Gold Loving Support Award of Excellence on behalf of Delaware Opportunities WIC Program.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, recognizes local WIC agencies that have provided exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities.
Hours of Availability
WIC staff are available from 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments will be offered on Mondays until 6:45pm, and on Fridays starting at 7:00am. Please call to make an appointment if you need to be seen outside of our normal 8:00-4:00 business hours.
If we are at a scheduled outreach site and you need to call us, please call 607-746-1700 and leave us a message with your name and phone number. We will return your call when we are back from the site.
Helpful Websites and Links:
- NY State WIC Acceptable Foods List
- NYS WIC Pictorial Food Guide
- NY State WIC Approved Formulas
- Medical Form for Women
- Medical Form for Infants and Children
- Medical Documentation Form for foods and formula
- Authorization Form/Proxy Form
- WIC Breastfeeding Website
- WIC Participant Handbook
- NYS WIC Vendors
If you receive SNAP (Food Stamps), Public Assistance (TANF) or Medicaid you are automatically income eligible for WIC. If you do not receive any of these services, refer to the income guidelines above.
Andrea Byrne- WIC Director; AByrne@delop.org
Andrea Culligan - WIC Nutritionist/Breastfeeding Coordinator; ACulligan@delop.org
Allison Baldo - WIC Nutritionist; ABaldo@delop.org
Ginny Austin - WIC Clerk; GAustin@delop.org
Ashlee Gransbury - WIC Clerk; AGransbury@delop.org
Mary Small - WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor; MSmall@delop.org
Courtney Covell - WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor; CCovell@delop.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full Nondiscrimination Statement, click here: http://www.health.ny.gov/
You can receive WIC even if you are not a legal resident, not a U.S. citizen, or if you do not have a social security number. Foreign students may also receive WIC while residing in New York State. You may still continue to get Food Stamps (SNAP), Public Assistance (TANF), or Medicaid while on WIC.