How to Use your WIC Benefits

New Jersey WIC helps families save money and stretch their food budgets three ways.

Basic Food Package

New Jersey WIC participants receive monthly vouchers that can be used in more than 900 New Jersey stores to purchase milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, whole wheat bread, and other healthy foods that appear on the 2020 edition of the Approved Food List.

2020 New Jersey WIC Program Approved Food List

Servicios WIC de Nueva Jersey Alimentos Autorizado 2020

 

Cash Value Benefits

Effective 10/1/22 New Jersey WIC Participants receive Cash Value Benefits (sometimes called CVB) to buy fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables at WIC authorized stores.

Children receive $25, pregnant and post-partum moms receive $44, and breastfeeding moms receive $49.

CVB - English

CVB - Spanish

New Jersey WIC - WIC Approved Foods Card (AFC) (brushartwic.s3.amazonaws.com)

Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

From June through November, WIC participants can use Farmers' Market Checks to buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at eligible farmers' markets. WIC Farmers' Market Checks can not be used at grocery stores or other retailers.

Mothers and children from ages 2 to 5 receive $25 per month in Farmers’ Market Checks.

Last Reviewed: 11/15/2022