In Steuben County, head over to ProAction Steuben & Yates Inc. to learn more about eligibility for NY WIC services. Offering Bath WIC services and serving other communities in the area, the program focuses on helping pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children under the age of five. If you or someone you know currently struggles to purchase nutritious and health-supporting foods, let them know about this free financial aid program in the state of New York. Some of the most common questions we see about WIC services at ProAction Steuben & Yates Inc. include:
- If I receive food stamps, Medicaid, or another form of government assistance, will I qualify for NY WIC in Steuben County? Yes, if you receive other forms of financial assistance, you will likely qualify for WIC.
- Does the state limit WIC approved purchases? Yes, you must purchase eligible goods at participating retailers to receive the benefits.
- Does the program offer more than financial aid? In addition to WIC checks, our participants can take advantage of breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, health care referral support and other services at no cost.
Farmer's Markets Closing for the Season
Thank you to all the participants who took advantage of our Farmer’s Market Checks this season. Checks have been given out for the 2017 year and will return in June through September 2018.
Each season your family will be able to receive $24.00 in checks for use at Farmer’s markets around the state. Spend some quality time with your family at places like The Wind Mill, and Ithaca Farmer’s Market.
After the overwhelming response to the program we would like to pass on some tips to you.
1.)Anyone can cash these checks for you and your family, as long as the produce will be used by you. No WIC ID card, or proxies needed.
2.) Use all of your benefits, or consider declining the farmer’s market checks. The funding will be less each year that issued checks aren’t cashed at farmer’s markets.
3.) Make sure you check the list of markets included with your checks– you have many options as to where they are cashed, including The Windmill.
Please call the main office for an appointment- Walk in's are welcome, but may not be served until scheduled participants are seen
Addison Community Center
113 Community Drive
Addison, NY 14801
Held the first Tuesday each month from 9am-3:30pm
Bath Centenary Methodist Church
3 West Washington Blvd.
Bath, NY 14810
Held 2nd Thursday & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9am-3:30pm and Bath evening clinics are held every 4th Monday from 12pm-6:30pm
Campbell Methodist Church
8516 Main St.
Campbell, NY 14821
Held every 3rd Thursday from 9am-3:30pm
Canisteo Methodist Church
37 Greenwood St.
Canisteo, NY 14823
Held every 4th Thursday from 9am-3:30pm
Corning Grace United Methodist Church
191 Bridge St.
Corning, NY 14830
Held the 1st Thursday, 3rd Wednesday, and 4th Tuesday from 9am-3:30pm
Evening hours are available the 2nd Wednesday each month from 12:30pm-6:30pm
New Life Church - Hornell
342 Seneca Rd.
Hornell, NY 14843
Held the 1st Wednesday, 2nd & 3rd Mondays from 9am-3:30pm
Wayland Methodist Church
3 East Ave.
Wayland, NY 14572
Held every 2nd Tuesday from 9am-3:30pm
Lisa Cogswell-WIC program Director, CDN, CLC
Brandi Burch- Nutrition Coordinator, Qualified Nutritionist, CLC
Kristin Stone-Breastfeeding Coordinator, CPA, CLC
Elizabeth Telehaney-CPA, CLC
Rachael Horvath- Qualified Nutritionist
Shelly Cagle-NSA Coordinator, CLC
Susan McInroy- WIC Administrative Assistant
Virginia Paige-WIC Receptionist, and NSA
Paulette Adams- Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Tamara VanGorder-Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Alicia Benner-Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Cornell Cooperative Extension Presents - Shopping Tours
Cooking Matters at the Store
Monday, February 26, 2018, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
In conjunction with America Saves Week, CCE-Steuben is offering a guided grocery store tour to help families buy healthy, affordable foods. Do you want to save money at the store? Want to buy healthy foods to feed your family? Want to learn how to make the most of your food budget? If you said yes, come join us for a free guided grocery store tour! Receive a free shopping bag
Come learn how to compare unit prices, understand food labels, select the best value in produce, and identify whole grains.
Corning- Friday March 2, 2018
TIME: 10am-1pm with tours every 45 minutes
LOCATION: TOPS Friendly Markets, 360 West Pulteney Street, Corning, NY 14830
Painted Post- Wednesday February 28, 2018
TIME: 10am-1pm with tours every 45 minutes
LOCATION: Walmart, 3217 Silverback Lane, Painted Post, NY 14870
Bath- Monday February 26, 2018
TIME: 11am-2pm with tours every 45 minutes
LOCATION: Save-A-Lot, 400 West Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810
Questions? Contact Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York at 607-664-2300.
Pro Action WIC Welcomes Heather Forenze, Qualified Nutritionist
Heather comes to WIC from another department in Pro Action. She holds her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and is currently working on completing her M.S. in Nutrition through Mansfield University. She is a great asset to our team!