Women, Infants and Children Program (W.I.C.)

WIC Nutrition Program


WIC is a nutrition program for thousands of Maine families, helping Maine kids to grow up strong and healthy. WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines and up-to-date nutrition research. This website seeks to serve all Maine families with free nutrition advice, tips for staying healthy, and resources for growing families.

Who can apply for the Maine WIC Nutrition Program?
WIC is open to anyone living in Maine, including migrants working in Maine. Applicants can be any of the following:
  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months.
  • Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
  • Fathers may apply for their children.

How do I apply?
Getting WIC benefits is simple. Call your local WIC office to make an appointment. 

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/health-equity/wic/Applicants/Where-do-I-apply.shtml

Your first appointment will take about an hour of your time – an hour that can benefit you and your children for the rest of your lives.

Local WIC Office Contact Information          
State of Maine WIC Office:      In state toll free 1(800) 437-9300          TTY Maine relay 711
 | Auburn               207-795-4016 | Ellsworth              207-667-5304
 | Augusta              207-626-6350 | Machias                207-255-8280
 | Bangor                207-992-4570 | Portland                207-553-5800
 | Bath                    207-442-7963 | Presque Isle          207-768-3026
 | Belfast                207-338-1267 | Rockland              207-594-4329
 | Biddeford           207-283-2402 | Sanford                 207-459-2942
 | Calais                 207-454-3634 | Skowhegan           207-861-3593
 | East Wilton        207-645-3764 | Waterville             207-861-3580
 
Income Eligibility Guidelines
 
Effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
 
Eligibility Scale For “Reduced-Price” Meals
 
| Family Size | Annual | Monthly | Twice Per Month | Every Two Weeks | Weekly
| 1 | 23,828 | 1,986 |   993 |   917 |     459
| 2 | 32,227 | 2,686 | 1,343 | 1,240 |     620
| 3 | 40,626 | 3,386 | 1,693 | 1,563 |     782
| 4 | 49,025 | 4,086 | 2,043 | 1,886 |     943
| 5 | 57,424 | 4,786 | 2,393 | 2,209 |   1,105
| 6 | 65,823 | 5,486 | 2,743 | 2,532 |   1,266
| 7 | 74,222 |         6,186 | 3,093 | 2,855 |   1,428
| 8 | 82,621 | 6,886 | 3,443 | 3,178 |   1,589
| Each Additional Family Member | 8,399 | 700 | 350 | 324 | 162
 
Please Note:  When determining income at the monthly level, please use the following criteria:
 
        Weekly Income x 4.333 weeks                                                     Bi-weekly Income x 2.15 weeks