11/2/2021 – There have been updates to this post.
WIC families are happier and healthier than ever, thanks to the summer fruit and vegetable cash benefit increase.
WIC participants have shared that this increase has allowed them to purchase healthy foods despite increasing produce prices, and provide consistently healthy meals with more variety.
Read what WIC families are saying about how this increase has benefited them, and why they would like it to continue.
See this fact sheet from the National WIC Association for additional information on the push for the WIC benefit bump extension.
A message to WIC participants & community partners
We need your help! In addition to spending all of your fruit and vegetable benefit this month, please share how the increase has benefited your family or families in your community to emphasize to Congress (Appropriators in the House and Senate) how impactful this increase is before September 30th.
Post a photo or short video to Instagram or Twitter using #ExtendTheWICBump to show Congress your support for making this increase permanent. Be sure to tag @NatWICAssoc and the congresspeople listed below!
On Twitter tag: @SenatorLeahy, @SenShelby, @SenatorBaldwin, @JohnBoozman, @rosadelauro, @RepKayGranger, @SanfordBishop, @chelliepingree
On Instagram tag: @senatorleahy, @senatorshelby, @senatorbaldwin, @johnboozman, @reprosadelauro, @repkaygranger, @chelliepingree