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COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates

Opportunities for Otsego office are closed to clients; however, WIC staff are available virtually.  

  • WIC participants with scheduled appointments will be contacted.
  • WIC participants with questions or needing assistance with eWIC benefit cards may contact the program at 607.433.8071 or wic@ofoinc.org. If you do not get a response through either of these methods, call 607.433.8000 to leave a message requesting a return phone call.

Updates will be posted here and on Opportunities for Otsego Facebook page. 


WIC provides supplemental food, health care referrals, and nutrition education for income-eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five. The program is linked to positive birth outcomes and enhances the overall health of pregnant women, new mothers, and infants. Fathers, grandfathers, foster parents, or other caregivers may apply on behalf of children under age five who are in their care. Benefits are now issued on a WIC ebt card called an eWIC card. Scroll down for a link to more information on the eWIC card.  Click here for information on WICconnect, a website dedicated to eWIC users. 

Services offered by WIC:

  • WIC food benefits provide milk/milk substitute (yogurt, tofu), vegetables and fruits, cheese, peanut butter, whole grain cereals, bread, brown rice or tortillas, dry beans, eggs, infant formula, and baby food
  • Farmers' Market Coupons - Now available! Coupons are being mailed as part of phone appointments.
  • Information on healthy eating and wellness
  • Referrals to supportive services
  • Monthly newsletter

Breastfeeding mothers can also receive the following services:

  • An enhanced package that includes canned tuna, salmon, sardines, or mackerel
  • Hospital-grade electric breast pumps to encourage and support breastfeeding
  • A breastfeeding-friendly clinic site
  • Support from Peer Breastfeeding Counselors

Get help today:

This program funded in part by:

The New York State Department of Health

For more information:

 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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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 - 202.690.7442; OR 
  • Email - program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For other complaints contact: 
  • Mail - WIC Program Director - NYSDOH, Riverview Center - Room 650, 150 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204; OR
  • Phone - The Growing up Healthy Hotline at 1.800.522.5006;OR