Veggies and Fruits Increase Provides More Nutritional Access to WIC Families

On March 12, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized State WIC Agencies to enhance the WIC benefit for a period of four months, expanding the vegetable and fruit voucher from $9/month for children and $11/month for women to $35/month per participant.

North Carolina WIC will be implementing the increase in Cash Value Benefit for Fruits and Vegetables beginning June and ending in September 2021.

Residents can find out if they are eligible for WIC by going to signupwic.com.

Increased access to vegetables and fruits is a critical step toward ensuring that children have access to vital nutrients, curbing childhood obesity rates while strengthening our local farm economies.