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If you’re struggling to provide food for yourself or family, you may be eligible for the Food Supplement benefit. The Food Supplement Program provides benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health.
Who might be eligible? Pre-screening Tool, Maine Food Supplement Program Certification Manual
*COVID-19 Update: Food Supplement Waiver for ABAWD
In response to the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Federal Government and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is temporarily waiving work requirements for Food Supplement recipients who are Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD). The Department recognizes that it will be difficult for many Mainers who require food assistance to meet the federal work requirements at this time. Those who need assistance are encouraged to apply for Food Supplement benefits even if they have been denied in the past for not meeting the program work requirements.
- Work requirements are temporarily suspended for all recipients.
- Households will receive the maximum possible benefits for April and May.
How Do I Apply? Encouraged to apply online and receive paperless noticing.
My Maine Connection: Online application, prescreening for eligibility, and account management.
Contact Office of Family Independence (OFI) and Regional Offices.
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. Pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, and infants and children up to age 5 may be eligible.
How Do I Apply? Contact your local WIC Agency.
*COVID-19 Update: All WIC appointments will be made over the phone at this time. Please send any formula orders, prior authorizations, referrals, or questions to email@example.com for immediate assistance.
Many farmers, fishermen, and other producers across Maine have added alternative ways for customers to obtain food and other products to accommodate for social distancing in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource provides information on local farms that are adjusting and offering curbside pick up due to closures.
For more information: https://extension.umaine.edu/agriculture/farm-product-and-pickup-directory/
Spoke Folks – delivering meals from Progress Center & other restaurants in the Norway area. Handling food deliveries from any local interested businesses on Main St. that are still open for business in addition to necessary deliveries from the local food banks. They are compiling a list of interested volunteers and potential folks that would like more information about Spoke Folks via mailing lists as we send out fliers, info, and updates. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org