Canned beans approved for WIC families

Canned beans are now available to WIC families with their benefits!

With your WIC benefits, you can choose:

  • 4 cans of cooked beans,
  • 1 package of dry beans, or
  • 1 jar of peanut butter.

Keep canned beans on the shelf for a quick weeknight meal. Add canned beans to soups, salads, burritos, tortilla wraps, stews, rice bowls, and more. Find tasty recipes using canned beans and other WIC foods at Health eKitchen at

Check your WIC app for the most recent information about approved foods. For more information, visit

Return your WIC breast pump and baby scale safely!

WIC is hosting diaper giveaway and pump return events throughout November to help families safely return electric breast pumps or baby scales that are no longer in use!

Please hold on to your electric breast pump or baby scale if you are still using them.

All families with infants and children that wear diapers are invited to the diaper giveaway! Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.

See the November schedule of diaper and pump events listed below. Questions? Text us at 91997.

WIC Center
Date & Time
8th Street WIC
2120 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Nov 10th 10 am to 2 pm
Obama WIC
3667 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Nov 16th 11:30 am to 2 pm
Santa Ana East WIC
1701 S Grand Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Nov 17 10 am to 2 pm

WIC Families Received $644,000 of Produce this Farmers’ Market Season!

The 2021 WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program will come to a close on November 30th after another successful year! Congress began this program in 1992 with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to WIC families while familiarizing them with farmers’ markets and directly supporting the local community. 

This summer PHFE WIC distributed farmers’ market checks (vouchers) each worth $28 to 23,000 families for a total of $644,000 worth of fruits and vegetables!

WIC Families: Spend your checks before November 30th

To find farmers’ markets that accept the WIC vouchers, visit and search for markets that accept WIC & Senior FMNP, or use California WIC’s Farmers’ Market search tool here.

Farmers’ Market vouchers will expire on November 30, 2021.

Thank you to all of our community partners for spreading the word, and to farmers’ market managers, staff, and vendors for their support and commitment to the program.

The Farmers’ Market program is for a limited time only each year! The next WIC FMNP season starts summer 2022. To make sure you don’t miss out on your free farmers’ market produce next summer, sign up for WIC text messages (send a text to 91997) and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Visit or to find a farmers’ market near you that accepts “WIC & Senior FMNP”.