Are you qualified for WIC? New guidelines mean more are

I’ve talked before about the WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) program, which as you may know provides vouchers, through the New York State Department of Health (DOH), that help families buy healthy foods, along with formula, baby food and cereal for families with infants. The program also provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support.

Photo: muammerokumus, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Photo: muammerokumus, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Last month, the DOH updated the income guidelines for WIC so more people are now qualified — now, a family of four with a gross income of $43,500 is eligible (here again are the new guidelines). Many people may not yet know they’re eligible, or how to use the program, so all the more important, to put the information out that the following WIC clinics will be taking place over the next month (information via North Country Now):

• Canton, 3 Remington Ave., Aug. 2, 12, 15, 16, 21, 28, 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Aug. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Aug. 15 and Aug. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Massena, community center 61 Beach St., Aug. 1, 5, 7, and 9 from 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.; Aug.1 from 1:15 to 6 p.m.

• Brasher Falls, Knights of Columbus Hall, 138 County Route 50, Aug, 6 from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

• Ogdensburg, Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St., Aug. 8, 13, 14 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Aug. 13 from 12:15 to 6 p.m.

• Norfolk, Hepburn Library, 1 Hepburn St., Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

• Potsdam, New Hope Church, 33 Grant St., Aug. 19 and 20 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

• Gouverneur, Methodist Church, 34 Grove St., Aug. 26 from 12:15-6 p.m. and Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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