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Visit the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s food network throughout the state at  https://www.gsfb.org/get-help/   and the Maine Food Atlas offers a State wide variety of food resources at  www.mainefoodatlas.org .

WIC is a nutrition program for thousands of Maine families.

WIC food benefits are available based on income guidelines. https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/health-equity/wic/

WIC is open to anyone living in Maine, including migrants working in Maine. Applicants can be any of the following:

  • Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months.
  • Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
  • Fathers may apply for their children.

How do I apply?

You can call your nearest WIC office to make an appointment. Your first appointment will take about an hour of your time – an hour that can benefit you and your children for the rest of your live

Individuals can also call 211

Summer Lunch Programs for School Age Children

For a map of all 2019 Summer Food Service Program sites across the state, visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks. You can also find meal sites near you by texting “summer meals” to 97779.

Good Shepherd Food Bank Partners With Bangor & Brewer Organizations to Sponsor Summer Meals Sites

Sites will offer free meals to Bangor/Brewer youth throughout summer

Children can receive free nutritious meals this summer, when the school lunches they depend on through the school year are unavailable.

Through partnerships with the Bangor Housing Authority, Bangor Public Library, Bangor School Department, The Rock Church, and Brewer Housing Authority meals will be offered at the following sites:

Site Name Site
Address
Days Open Service
Hours
Dates
Bangor Public Library145 Harlow St.
Bangor
M – F 12 – 1pm June 25 – Aug 30
Brewer
Housing
Authority
Rinfret Drive
Brewer
M – F 12 – 1pm June 24 – Aug 23
Capehart
Community
Center
161 Davis Rd
Bangor
M – F 12 – 1pm June 24 – Aug 23
Fairmount
School
58 13th St
Bangor
M – F Breakfast:
8:30 – 9am
Lunch: 12 – 1:30pm
July 1 –
July 26
The Rock
Church
195 Ohio St Bangor M – F 12 – 1pm June 24 –
June 28