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Increased Fruit & Veggie Benefit for Summer 2021

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Extra fruit and veggies are available on your eWIC balance this summer!

What's happening

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is temporarily increasing WIC's fruit and veggies benefits to $35 per participant.

  • WHEN: June, July, August and September, 2021.
  • WHO: Every WIC participant 13 months old and older.
  • WHERE: Benefits will automatically be available on your eWIC card.
  • WHAT TO DO: Use your eWIC card at the stores where you normally shop. Buy fresh, frozen and canned fruit and veggies. Spend your benefits before they expire at the end of each month.

Here's more good news!

This temporary benefit is in addition to the Farm Direct (FDNP) checks that will also be available to purchase local produce at farmers markets and farm stands this summer. Click here to learn about using Farm Direct checks.



What can I buy with this extra benefit?

Buy fresh, frozen and canned fruit and veggies. You can buy the same things as you normally buy, just more!
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Where can I get more information?

Please contact your local WIC clinic with additional questions.





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