More WIC Fruit, Vegetables Added Until New Year
Women, Infant and Children (WIC) clients are getting a little something extra for the new year: an extension on the expanded produce (fruits, vegetables) benefits.
Texas WIC announced on its website that the expanded fruit and vegetable benefits will be offered through the end of March 2022.
“This extension has different dollar amounts based on your category. Eligible clients will receive the following,” according to Texas WIC.
- Children get $24 each month
- Pregnant, postpartum and some breastfeeding clients get $43 each month
- Fully and partially breastfeeding clients get $47 each month
Here is an example the agency provided: If you are pregnant and have two children (ages 1-5) receiving WIC, you will get $91 ($43 mom + $24 child + $24 child = $91) each month in January, February and March to buy WIC produce, according to Texas WIC.
WIC clients will find this new amount on your shopping list under their WIC redeemable amount.
Texas WIC urges clients that have already received benefits on their WIC cards for the first three months of the year to contact their local WIC office to get the expanded benefits for produce (fruits and vegetable) benefits. Produce benefits are expected to return to regular levels at the end of March.
WIC Clients can pick up their WIC benefits at any Grocery Services North location in Dallas, Waco, Longview, and Tyler. The stores cater to WIC clients and offer easy WIC shopping. Bilingual clerks help clients personally shop for their groceries, and clients can check their WIC allowance before shopping. Find out how easy WIC shopping can be. Visit a Grocery Services North location today. Get more WIC news on the Grocery Services North blog.