MORE Fruits and Veggies for WIC Families!

Increased Benefits for WIC Families are extended through September 2022

On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed the $1.5 trillion omnibus agreement into law, extending increased fruit and vegetable WIC benefits through September 30, 2022. Before the increase, the valuable and nutritious WIC food package included $9 for each child and $11 for each enrolled adult to spend on fruits and vegetables.

Families will currently see their October and future months fruit and vegetable benefits appear as $9 and $11 per child or adult.

We remain hopeful that Congress will approve an extension of the increased fruit and vegetable benefits – the “WIC benefit bump” – by September 30, 2022, through a Continuing Resolution (CR) or as an upcoming permanent change. When that occurs, the additional benefits will be added electronically to WIC cards and viewable on the WIC App, and WIC families will be notified about the additional benefits.

Monthly Vegetable & Fruit Benefits through September 30, 2022:

$24 each month for children ages 1-4

$43 each month for pregnant and postpartum participants

$47 each month for breastfeeding and chestfeeding postpartum participants

A message to WIC participants & community partners

You can help encourage Congress to make this increase permanent by

  • Spending the full fruit and vegetable benefit each month
  • Sharing your photos and stories on social media using #ExtendtheWICBump
  • Submitting your comments using the button below. We want to know how this increase has impacted you.