This summer, Texas WIC is increasing its fruit and vegetable benefits.
WIC will be offering benefits for $35 for fruits and vegetables per person starting June 1st.
WIC clients can use the benefits for fruits and vegetables that are fresh, frozen or in cans/jars or plastic containers, according to TexasWIC.org.
According to TexasWIC.org: “You will see this increase on your shopping list under your benefit amount for June through September 2021. If you already have benefits for June or July, your WIC office will contact you for an appointment to update your benefits.”
Contact WIC or visit a WIC clinic if there are any questions about your fruit and vegetable allowance.
The additional WIC benefits will be available starting in June through September and return to the regular benefit amount in October, according to TexasWIC.org.
WIC normally offers $11 in fruit/vegetable benefits for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and $9 for children age 1 to 5.
You can redeem your WIC benefits at any Lone Star Family Market location in Austin, Round Rock and San Marcos. Lone Star Family Market provides WIC clients an easy shopping experience. WIC clients can find all their WIC items at one store. Plus, it’s easy to get in and out since the locations can be found close to WIC clinics. Learn more about shopping at Lone Star Family Market on our website.
To join Texas WIC, apply online at Texaswic.org/apply.