Enjoy more Fruits and Vegetables with WIC!
Through September 2022!
Why is WIC providing more fruits and vegetables?
As part of the omnibus agreement, the WIC Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for fruits and vegetables will be temporarily increased for each WIC participant over 1 year of age.
How long will I receive the increased amount for fruits and vegetables?
Your WIC benefits will continue to include $24 per month for children, $43 per month for pregnant and postpartum participants, and $47 per month for breastfeeding participants for fruits and vegetables. The temporary increase is now being extended to September 2022! Want to see your benefit amount for fruits and vegetables? Go to the “My Benefits” section of the WICShopper app. You can also call your local WIC program to check.
Can WIC help me with recipes using my fruits and vegetables?
Yes! You can ask at your next WIC appointment or check out these fun resources for ideas and recipes:
- WICShopper App – Find recipes that incorporate WIC foods including fruits and vegetables. Access from your computer, or on your tablet or Smartphone using the WICShopper app.
- Wichealth.org—Health eKitchen provides valuable resources and lots of recipes. IF unsure of your login information ask your WIC local agency
- MyPlate Kitchen – Find a large selection of recipes, create your own cookbook, or watch videos to learn how to prepare healthy foods for your family.
- ChopChop – Simple and tasty recipes you can make and enjoy with your family. Sign up for their newsletter or cooking club to receive new recipes every month.
Contact your Local WIC Office if you do not see the increased amount on your benefits or if you have additional questions.