How to Use your WIC Checks

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 2017 edition of the Approved Food List.

2017 New Jersey WIC Program Approved Food List

Additions to the 2017 NJ WIC Approved Food List - Yogurt

Servicios WIC de Nueva Jersey Alimentos Autorizado 2017

Cash Value Vouchers

New Jersey WIC participants can use the Cash Value Voucher (sometimes abbreviated as "CVV" or called simply "vouchers" by retail businesses) to buy fresh, canned or frozen fruits and vegetables at stores and farmers’ markets, year round.

Mothers can receive $11 per month in Cash Value Vouchers. Children from ages 2-4 can receive $9 per month in Cash Value Vouchers.

CVV - English

CVV - 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 2-4 can receive $20 per month in Farmers' Market Checks.

Last Reviewed: 6/14/2019