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 nearest WIC office to make an appointment. 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.

WIC Prescreening Tool

Find out if you are eligible for the WIC program by clicking on the following link:
http://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/start.jsf

The first SPIRIT fact sheet.The Executive Steering Committee, USDA-FNS and Suntiva have worked together to create this document (PDF*).