Massachusetts WIC Program

 

WIC has been a valuable resource for many families during COVID-19. Stick with WIC to take advantage of all the program has to offer!

 

More fruits and vegetables for your family

Starting in June and lasting through the summer, children (1 year & older) and women will receive a monthly $35 cash value benefit to spend on fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. Always swipe your WIC card first to maximize your food dollar benefit and remember, benefits do not roll over month to month. The new enhanced fruit and vegetable benefit will be loaded within a few days after a family’s June benefit start date, so be sure to check the “My Benefits” section on the WIC Shopper App!  Please refer to the MA WIC Fruit & Vegetable Flyer for more information.

WIC offers more than just food
WIC staff provide personalized nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, and connect families to other services and health care resources. WIC values the human connection that comes with personalized counseling, which helps staff to support participants based on nutritional needs, household situation and cultural preferences.

WIC is working to make it easier for you to stick with WIC!
WIC continues to provide appointment flexibility by offering services by phone or online. Appointments are convenient and flexible to meet your busy schedule. Access your WIC appointments using the “My Appointments” button on the WIC Shopper App. WIC will always send you a text to remind you of your appointment.

Did you know that WIC participants receive the following discounts?

*25% off utility bills (Eversource & National Grid)

*Free tickets to the Museum of Science

*$2.00 tickets to the Boston Children’s Museum

*$5.00 tickets to the New England Aquarium

If you need to reach us, find your local WIC office phone number in the “Find a WIC Office” button with this app or 1-800-WIC-1007 for assistance  

 

WIC Card Issues or Questions

Call your local WIC office or 617-417-3829 during regular business hours.

 

WIC RETAILER INFORMATION

 

Stores that allow WIC Cards at Self-Checkout:

Price Rite, Shaw’s, Star Market, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Walmart Supercenters

 

Stores that allow Online order/curbside pickup:

The WIC Card is now accepted at 7 “Hannaford to Go” locations in MA. This service is provided by Hannaford Supermarkets and allows WIC participants to shop online and pick up and pay with their WIC card curbside at 7 Hannaford locations: Chelmsford, Dracut, Leominster (2 stores), Lunenburg, North Brookfield and Taunton.

 

Please use the “WIC Stores” icon on the WICShopper App for a complete listing of all authorized WIC retailers and details about the types of services provided by the retailer.

 

Please note, we have temporarily expanded our food list to include additional options for “16 oz. Bread/Whole Grain” benefits.  Allowable sizes include 20 oz. loaves of the following brands: Nature’s Own Whole Wheat, Sara Lee Classic Whole Wheat.