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Shopping with WIC

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WIC’s fruit and vegetable enhanced benefit gets an extension!  

 
The temporary enhanced fruit and vegetable benefit for WIC participants over the age of 1 has been extended.  

 What you need to know:  

Eligible WIC participants will receive the temporary enhanced fruit and vegetable benefits in April, May, June, July, August and September.  

The amount of fruit and vegetable benefit you or your child receives depends on your category. How much will I get? 

 *NEW AMOUNTS* 

        $24 per month for each child over 12 months of age 

        $43 per month for pregnant, postpartum, and some partially breastfeeding participants 

        $47 per month for fully or partially breastfeeding participant 

The extra benefits are good for this limited time only so make sure to use all your benefits before they expire. Reminder: WIC benefits are good for 30 days and do not roll over into the next month if unused. For questions about the extra fruit and vegetable benefit call your WIC office. For recipe ideas go to the Yummy Recipes tab on the WICShopper app.

Each family member enrolled in WIC gets a monthly food package designed to meet their nutritional needs. The amounts and types of foods depend on if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and the age of your infant or child.

 

Use your family’s Connecticut eWIC card throughout the month to purchase your WIC foods at the grocery store. The eWIC card works just like a debit card but is specific to your WIC food account. 

 

Benefits provided on the eWIC card are good for 30 days and do not roll over if unused. Remember to watch your WIC benefit start and end dates and to purchase all your WIC items by midnight on your benefit end date. Smart shopping and healthy eating habits can help stretch your benefits to maximize value for your family. To learn more, click on the Maximizing your WIC and SNAP benefits flyer found at the bottom of the page.

 

Please note: Although pharmacies are listed on the WIC Authorized Vendor List they can only be used to purchase formula and nutritional supplements.

Click on Where to Shop with WIC to find the complete list of vendors. You can also find a list of vendors on the WICShopper app under the WIC Stores tab or for the most up-to-date list of vendors.

Before you shop for your WIC benefits, you will need to activate your eWIC card.  You can activate your eWIC card by calling 1.855.222.0510.  For more information, watch this short video.

Creating and Using Your Pin

Crear y usar su PIN

For additional information/tips on shopping with WIC, as well as helpful videos, please click the links below.

Understanding Your WIC Benefits

How to Check Your Balance

  Choosing WIC Approved Foods

  Where to Shop with WIC

Tips for a Positive Shopping Experience

Using the WICShopper App

  Maximizing your WIC and SNAP Benefits (English)

Maximizing your WIC and SNAP Benefits  (Spanish)