WIC Nutrition Program
Need help? If you have difficulty understanding English or have a disability, free language assistance or other aids and services are available upon request. Please contact your Local WIC Clinic agency for more information.
All WIC participants will need to switch back to WIC approved formula by 2/28/23, please see the WIC Allowable Formulas (PDF) list to see which formulas are approved.
WIC provides complete nutrition care 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, including breastfeeding and chestfeeding information and support.
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 and birthing parents who are pregnant, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or had a baby in the last six months.
- Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
- Non-birthing parents or guardians may apply for their children.
How do I apply?
You can 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.
**NEW** Contact Us to Join WIC! and a WIC staff member will call you to set up an appointment.
WIC Prescreening Tool
Use the Prescreening Tool to see if you may be eligible for the WIC Program.
Maine WIC now supports using eWIC CVB at eWIC-certified farmers locations
News Release (PDF)
Maine WIC is excited to announce that Cash Value Benefit can once again be spent with Maine eWIC certified farmers! Learn more (PDF) about how CVB is changing and how to use your benefit with local farmers year round.
WIC Benefit Bump Extended through September 2023
Cash Value Benefits (CVB) for fruits and vegetables will remain at current levels through September 2022. This includes $25/month for children, $44/month for pregnant and postpartum participants, and $49/month for breastfeeding participants that can be spent on fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruits and vegetables.
- Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
- Phone: (207) 287-3991
In-state Toll Free:
TTY: Maine relay 711
- Mailing address:
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone Numbers for
your local WIC clinic
- Auburn: 207-795-4016
- Augusta: 207-626-6350
- Bangor: 207-992-4570
- Bath: 207-442-7963
- Belfast: 207-338-1267
- Biddeford: 207-283-2402
- Calais: 207-454-3634
- East Wilton: 207-645-3764
- Ellsworth: 207-667-5304
- Machias: 207-255-8280
- Portland: 207-553-5800
- Presque Isle: 207-768-3026
- Rockland: 207-594-4329
- Sanford: 207-459-2942
- Skowhegan: 207-861-3593
- Waterville: 207-861-3580