This summer, WIC is offering increased fruit and vegetable benefits to all WIC participants!
Fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet for pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children. WIC's vegetable and fruit voucher - known as the Cash Value Benefit (CVB) - was introduced in 2007 as part of a decades-long effort to increase the nutritional quality of WIC-approved foods. The CVB is credited with improving the dietary quality of WIC participants and reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity among WIC toddlers.
On March 12, the American Rescue Plan Act authorized state WIC agencies to enhance the CVB for a period of 4 months, expanding the fruit and vegetable voucher from $9/month for children and $11/month for women to $35/month per participant. Cascade County WIC is implementing the CVB increase from June 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.
For more details on the Summer of Veggies, or to find out if you are eligible for benefits, please call the Cascade County WIC office at 406-868-6897 or 406-454-6953.
In addition to the $35/month CVB, WIC participants are also eligible for a $30 benefit redeemable at the Great Falls Farmers Market! Click here for details.