WIC Nutrition Program

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On September 30th Congress passed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act (P.L. 118-2).

Based on this legislation, the following inflation-adjusted monthly cash-value benefit (CVB) amount for fruits and vegetables are in effect as of October 11, 2023:

  • $26 for child participants,
  • $47 for pregnant and postpartum participants, and
  • $52 for fully and partially breast/chestfeeding participants.

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.

Maine WIC is excited to announce that you can now use your monthly fruit and vegetable benefit, otherwise known as Cash Value Benefit (CVB), year-round with local farmers, farmers markets, and farm stands! Participants will need to download the bnft app or visit mybnft.com to create an account – farmers cannot accept eWIC cards, so participants will need to set up the bnft app or bring a printed barcode from mybnft.com before they shop! If you use mybnft.com to print your barcode, click here to learn about new changes to the website.

If you use the bnft app, please click here to learn about new changes to the app (pdf).

To learn how to set up your bnft account, click here (PDF) or view our video guide.

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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.

**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.

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