Published: June 2022

Publisher: Global Food Research Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Authors: Duffy E, Vest D, Davis C, Hall M, De Marco M, Ng SW, Tallie LS

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During the COVID 19 Pandemic, low-income families were hit hard with food insecurity issues, among other problems that had risen from the pandemic. In June 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act was passed as a temporary law to increase the Cash Value Benefit (CVB) for families participating in WIC. The increase went from $9-$11 per person/month to $35 per person/month. This research brief calls attention to the positive effects from increasing the CVB from surveyed WIC families, in an effort to make the increase permanent.

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