The WIC Fruit, Vegetable Bump Extended Thru Dec. 16
Texas WIC’s extended fruit and vegetable benefits are now extended thru December! Congress approved the expanded benefits last week, which were set to expire at the end of September.
The new benefits are now available thru Dec. 16.
According to Texas WIC, “Participants who receive the increased benefits in December are able to redeem them throughout the entire month.”
According to Texas WIC, the new Cash Value Benefits (CVB) amounts for fruits and vegetables are:
- $25 monthly for children
- $44 monthly for pregnant and postpartum participants
- $49 monthly for fully and partially breastfeeding participants
- $73.50 for mothers breastfeeding multiple children
The expanded WIC fruit and vegetable benefits was expected to return to $11 for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and $9 for children Oct. 1.
WIC clients should contact a local WIC office if they have questions about these benefits.