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WIC’s Benefit Bump: Investing in Healthy Kids During COVID-19

By National WIC Association

Since 2009, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has provided a monthly vegetable and fruit benefit to approximately 6.3 million participants nationwide. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this small monthly benefit was increased to $35 per month per participant. Participants are going to lose enhanced benefits for vegetables and fruits by September 30. Congress must extend the Cash Value Benefit increase until September 2022 to support the long-term health of children, create new markets for producers, and invest in rural communities.

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Date Added
September 9, 2021