WIC - The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
- Provides nutrition education.
- Provides specific nutritious foods to participants.
- Coordinates other services for participants as appropriate.
- Breastfeeding assistance from Peer Counselors, Certified Lactation Counselors, and provides breast pumps.
Am I Eligible?
How do I apply?
Qualifying for WIC is easier than you think. You may even qualify if you are not a legal resident, not a US citizen, or if you or someone in your household is working. Learn more about applying today.
There are thousands of WIC approved foods.
Finding WIC approved foods is easier than you think. Just follow this simple guide to find the foods that are eligible for purchase with your WIC benefits.
For more on WIC, see the New York State WIC Program
USDA Nondiscrimination 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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Compl…, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Phone: (518) 402-7093; fax (518) 402-7348; or
- Email: NYSWIC@HEALTH.NY.GOV