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Fruit & Veggie Amounts Temporarily Continue!

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WIC's fruit & veggie benefit gets another temporary change

What's happening

  • WHAT:  Congress voted in early December 2021 to continue WIC's current fruit and vegetable benefit amounts through March 2022.
  • WHEN: Now through March 31, 2022.
  • WHO: Every WIC participant 13 months old and older.
  • WHERE: Benefits will automatically loaded to participant eWIC cards.
  • WHAT TO DO: Check your current eWIC card balance before you shop. You can check your WIC benefit balance through the WICShopper app, the ebtEdge.com website, by calling ebtEdgeSM customer service toll-free at 1-844-234-4946, or by checking the remaining balance printed on your last WIC shopping receipt.

Q&A




How long will this last?

The temporary increase is currently set to expire on March 31, 2022.

How much will I get?

The regular amounts for the WIC fruit and vegetable benefit are $9 per child and $11 per adult. From October 2021 - March 2022, the amounts you can expect to see are:

  • $24 per month for each child over 13 months of age
  • $43 per month for pregnant and non-breastfeeding participants
  • $47 per month for fully and mostly breastfeeding participants

Where are my benefits?

Oregon WIC staff are working to load the fruit and veggie increase to your eWIC card as quickly as possible, and we appreciate your patience. If you don't see your updated benefits yet, contact us through Messenger.

Is this a permanent change?

The funding amounts are set by Congress, and right now, they have only authorized funding through March 2022. We won't know the benefit amounts for April and beyond until Congress has another vote.

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This is great, but the $35 per child was better. How am I going to afford enough fruit and vegetables for my kids?

While Oregon WIC can't increase the food package amounts that Congress decides on, WIC counselors can help you find resources specific to your community and family. Some statewide or online resources are:

Please reach out to your local office or send us a Facebook message for resources better tailored to your family.

Share your experience!

Sharing your WIC experience is powerful! Your voice is one of the most impactful ways to show what WIC does. Here are some ways you can share your WIC story:

  • Send us a message! We'll post to our Oregon WIC Facebook page.
  • On your own social media: Take a family photo or a selfie and share your WIC experience! Please tag @OregonWIC and @NatWICAssoc when you post.
  • With the National WIC Association: The NWA is the non-profit education arm and advocacy voice of the WIC program. Tag them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @NatWICAssoc

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Where can I get more information?

Please contact your local WIC clinic with additional questions.

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