On September 30, 2021, Congress voted to extend the increased fruit and vegetable WIC benefits for three MORE months, October through December 2021. Prior to the increased fruit and vegetable amounts that went into effect in June 2021, children received $9 each month and adults received $11 each month with WIC Benefits. This extension of increased fruit and vegetables through December aligns WIC benefits with expert dietary recommendations.
WIC benefit changes
The following changes have been made to fruit and vegetable amounts:
$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
WIC participants can now see their updated October benefits on the WIC app!
You can help encourage Congress to extend the WIC increase through September 2022 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.