WIC and Project FRESH
COVID-19 Crisis UPDATE:
The Macomb County WIC program is still operating! However, all of our offices are closed for face-to-face services, and we are providing screening and benefit services over the phone. If you have a scheduled appointment, we will be contacting you by phone at your scheduled date and time. Call 586-469-5471 for WIC questions or 586-469-6062 for breastfeeding questions
WIC and Project Fresh
The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), also known as Project FRESH, provides eligible WIC participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers' markets. WIC participants receive these nutrition benefits in addition to their WIC food package and nutrition education.
The Project FRESH program supports locally grown food and the farmers that grow it. Exploring local farmers' markets is also a fun family activity and is another way parents can teach their children about positive health habits that will last a lifetime.
Project FRESH is only available once a year in the summertime. Each spring you will be provided with information about whether your family is eligible for Project FRESH and what days they will be distributed. This program partners with the Michigan Fitness Foundation, and local farmers' markets to promote healthy eating and fruit and vegetable consumption.