WIC and Retail Grocery Stores


Maine WIC authorizes hundreds of stores around the state to accept WIC benefits for specified food items. Not every store qualifies to sell WIC products, but most grocery stores and many independent stores are authorized.


Find WIC Stores Find a Farm Stand or Farmers Market


Changes to WIC

Approved Food List

Food Item Waivers
Food Waivers extend until 30 days after the end of the nationally-declared public health emergency. WIC customers will be able to temporarily substitute eligible product. WIC customers can choose:

  • Cheese - one 12 ounce package
  • Eggs - two 6-count or one 18-count egg carton
  • Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Bread - an authorized whole grain in package sizes up to 24 ounces:
    • Arnold Small Slices 100% Whole Wheat Bread 18 oz
    • Great Value Whole Wheat Bread 20 Oz
    • Nature’s Own 100% Whole Grain Bread 20 Oz
    • Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat Bread 20 Oz
    • Pepperidge Farm whole Grain Soft Sprouted Bread 22 Oz
    • Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Bread 20 Oz
    • Signature Select 100% Whole Wheat Bread 22 Oz
    • Wonder 100% Whole Wheat Bread 20 Oz

If you have other food products that would fit this criteria let us know SubmitUPCWIC@maine.gov.


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