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We want to help you shop during COVID-19.

We want to help you shop during COVID-19.  Since store stocking has improved, we are making revisions to our added foods. Please note string cheese is still approved in the 16 ounce package.

As of July 1, 2020, you can temporarily use your WIC benefits to buy:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables with your fruit and vegetable benefit. See below for more details.
  • Authorized cheese in 8 oz. blocks
  • White eggs that are medium, large, extra-large and jumbo (no organic or cage-free)

Which canned fruits and vegetables can I buy?

Canned Fruit


  • Fruit packed in water or juice without added sugars
  • Any type of container, including plastic multi-packs
  • Natural or unsweetened applesauce OK
  • Organic is OK

Don’t Buy

  • No syrup, such as heavy, light or extra light
  • No artificial sweeteners or no-calorie sweeteners
  • No fruits cocktail or mixed fruit with cherries

Canned Vegetables


  • Vegetables without added fats or oils
  • Tomato or tomato products OK (like whole, strained, crushed, diced, paste or purees)
  • Organic is OK 

Don’t Buy

  • No mixtures with mature beans, such as kidney or black beans
  • No pickled, creamed or sauced canned vegetables
  • No salsa, stewed tomatoes or tomato sauces

If you find a food you think should be eligible, please alert us on the ‘I couldn’t buy this’ button.


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