New Temporary Fruit and Vegetable Benefit Increase!
A new temporary fruit and vegetable dollar amount increase is available through the end of December. This extension has different dollar amounts based on your category. Eligible clients will receive the following:
- Children get $24 each month
- Pregnant, postpartum and some breastfeeding clients get $43 each month
- Fully and partially breastfeeding clients get $47 each month
For example, if you are pregnant and have two children (ages 1-5) receiving WIC, you will get $91 ($43 mom + $24 child + $24 child = $91) each month in October, November and December to buy fruit and vegetables.
You will see this new amount on your shopping list under your benefit amount. If you already have benefits on your card for October or November, your WIC office may contact you for a time to update your benefits. Contact your local WIC office if you have any questions.
WIC is still supporting clients remotely and is committed to serving clients. Our clinics are open to clients with appointments only. We are providing most services remotely.
Staff will be operating alternative service models for delivering food, online assistance, and distributing benefits. The public should either call 512-972-4942 or send an email to WIChelp@austintexas.gov if they need benefits or have questions.
Please join our Facebook group, ATX Family Care, for updates.