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 benefits that can be used in more than 800 New Jersey stores to purchase milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, whole wheat bread, and other healthy foods that appear on the 2023 edition of the Approved Food List.

Cash Value Benefits

Effective 10/1/23 New Jersey WIC Participants receive Cash Value Benefits (sometimes called CVB) to buy fresh, canned, or frozen fruits and vegetables at WIC authorized stores.

CVB - English

CVB - Spanish


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: 1/29/2024