Managing Agency Massachusetts

Program Description

WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify.  WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children. 

General Program Requirements

You can participate in WIC if you:

  • Live in Massachusetts
  • Have a nutritional need (WIC staff can help you determine this)
  • Are a child under 5, or a pregnant or breastfeeding woman

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,311
2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,442

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,733 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.


You are automatically income eligible for WIC if you are currently receiving TAFDC, SNAP (Food Stamps) or MassHealth. (MassHealth members with Family Assistance or CommonHealth coverage are not automatically income eligible.) Foster kids under age 5 are also automatically eligible for WIC.


Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for WIC, call 1-800-WIC-1007 (1-800-942-1007) or visit our website at

Program Contact Information

For more information on Massachusetts WIC or to locate your local WIC office visit our website @

You can also write to:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Nutrition Division - WIC Nutrition Program
250 Washington St., 6th floor
Boston, MA 02108

Or call us at 1-800-WIC-1007.

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