Mary Bridge’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is offering its clients an opportunity to shop local farmers markets this season. Clients ages one year and older are eligible to receive a $20 check to spend at the markets. The maximum allowable amount per family is $40. WIC clients will be able to use these funds to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from market growers.
Throughout June, Mary Bridge will have a WIC booth at three Tacoma markets. Checks will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
WIC clients can pick up checks on Tuesday, June 7, 14, 21, and 28, between 3 pm and 6:30 pm at the 6th Avenue Farmers Market. It is located on the corner of 6th Avenue and North Pine Street in Tacoma.
Checks will also be available at the Broadway Farmers Market on Thursday, June 9, 16, 23, and 30, between 10:30 am and 3 pm. Broadway Farmers Market is located in Downtown Tacoma on Broadway between 9th and 11th Streets.
On Saturday, June 11, 18, and 25, checks will be available at the Proctor Farmers Market between 9 am and 1 pm. Proctor Farmers Market is located in North Tacoma at the corner of Proctor and North 27th Streets.
In order to receive checks from the Mary Bridge WIC Program, clients must bring their WIC appointment folders to the booths. If all funds are not distributed in June, WIC will distribute its remaining checks at the Mary Bridge clinic in July.
Mary Bridge’s WIC office is located at 316 North L Street in Tacoma. For more information regarding its farmers market booths, call (253) 403-1349. For more information on 6th Avenue Farmers Market and Broadway Farmers Market, check out the Tacoma Farmers Market website. You can also find information about Proctor Farmers Market, here.