State Temporarily Expands Food Benefits for Families

May 26, 2020

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Some foods are still in short supply due to the coronavirus crisis so the California Department of Health program for Women, Infants and Children, most often referred to as WIC, has temporarily expanded food benefits. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson has more on how this will affect local participants.

Inland Empire recipients of WIC food benefits will be receiving a new California WIC card in the mail. It will allow participants to buy from an expanded food list due to some items being difficult to find during the coronavirus crisis.

A press release from the San Bernardino County Department of Health explains if regular WIC food items are not available then participants can buy from an expanded list. New items include goat’s milk, whole grain bread and refrigerated juice plus added sizes and brands of regular items.

All WIC program services offered by San Bernardino County Department of Public Health will continue to be done online and by phone. A full list of items can be found in the California WIC app or online at cdph.ca.gov. The expansion is approved through June 30.