(Women, Infants, and Children)


CAPCO WIC is now serving Cortland and Chenango Counties!

What is WIC?

WIC is a federally funded supplemental food and nutrition education program for women (pregnant, breastfeeding or up to 6 months postpartum), infants and children to the age of five that provides nutritious foods, nutrition counseling, and referrals to health care.

WIC appointments can be completed in-office at our clinic sites, remotely via phone and some appointments can even be completed with an online module!

At your WIC appointment you'll receive nutrition education and have a specific food package issued for each month. Using your eWIC card the benefits can be redeemed at local stores contracted to accept WIC. The WIC2Go app can be downloaded on your smart phone to make shopping even easier!

By providing some of the foods needed daily for good health, WIC can help you stretch your food budget. Nutritionists at the WIC clinic can help you plan healthy meals for your family, advise on infant feeding, children's diet needs, and the food needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women.

WIC also employs a certified lactation counselor, and peer counselors who are available after normal clinic hours to help with topics relating to breastfeeding such as nutrition facts, positioning, and returning to work. WIC has electric and manual breast pumps available for special needs.

Nutritionists at the WIC clinic can help you plan healthy meals for your family, advise on infant feeding, childhood feeding issues, and the dietary needs of growing families.

"Your child has you and you have WIC"



Potential participants must meet four eligibility criteria:

  • Categorical - women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have just had a baby; infants; and children under 5 years old.
  • Residential - must be a resident of New York State.
  • Income - must have a gross income under the guidelines listed below or receive Food Stamps, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy families.
  • Nutritional - must have a nutritional need.

The WIC Program does not require proof of citizenship.

WIC Income Guidelines

Chat with Wanda, New York State WIC's virtual assistant to see if you qualify!

To Enroll in WIC

If you are interested in learning more about this program or would like to make an appointment, please Contact Us or go to WIC Strong at the link below.

For more information about the WIC Program visit WIC Strong. WIC is funded by the USDA and New York State Department of Health.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement and NYS WIC Complaint Information

Foods Provided

The WIC program strongly encourages and provides support for breastfeeding. For infants not fully breastfed, iron-fortified formula is available for the first year. Infants with specific medical diagnosis may receive a special formula.

For eligible women and children these are some of the foods provided:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Juice
  • Canned Fish
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Iron Fortified Cereal
  • Brown Rice, Whole Grain Bread and Tortillas
  • Peanut Butter, Canned or Dried Beans
  • Baby Vegetables, Fruits and Meats

For specific information about the WIC foods visit the NYS WIC Vendor website.

WIC participates in the New York State Farmer's Market program each summer. WIC participants receive coupons to be cashed at local farmer's markets for nutritious fruits and vegetables. Nutrition information is provided at the WIC office on the selection and preparation of fresh products.

WIC Clinic Hours and Locations

WIC Links

Need help or know of someone who needs help? Fill out the form below or call us today.

    Need help or know of someone who needs help? Fill out the form below or call us today.
    Cortland County Community
    Action Program

    32 North Main St. Cortland NY 13045
    Phone: (607) 753-6781
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    We are associated with:


    New York State Community
    Action Agency (NYSCAA)

    Community Action

    211 Cortland