Free Produce This Summer for WIC

The Allegheny County Health Department is offering free produce through the Pennsylvania Farmers Market Nutrition Program again this summer as part of its Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Food Program.

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum and children 2, 3, and 4 years old who are enrolled in the WIC Program are eligible for checks worth $20 in free produce.

Checks are being distributed during quarterly WIC appointments starting in June.  However, clients who don’t want to wait until their next scheduled appointment have the option of picking up the checks early on a walk-in basis by visiting their WIC office on the following dates: Wilkinsburg, Mt. Oliver and Downtown Pittsburgh, June 14; Turtle Creek, June 19; and McKeesport, June 21.

The checks are redeemable through November 30 for Pennsylvania-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Farmers Markets and Farm Stands in Pennsylvania.  Sixty-three locations are in Allegheny County and listed on the Health Department’s WIC web site.

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