Two WIC grocery stores in area switch names to Shop n Save
May 29, 2012
Two grocery stores participating in the Women, Infants and Children supplemental food and nutrition program recently changed their names from Foodland to Shop N Save.
The Shop N Save stores continue to accept WIC food vouchers and are in Mt. Washington, 125 Virginia Avenue, and West Mifflin, 4647 Buttermilk Hollow Road.
More than 100 grocery stores throughout the County participate in WIC. Locations and directions to the stores can be found on the Health Department's web site at http://www.achd.net/wic.
WIC is a federally funded program for income- and medically-eligible pregnant women, postpartum mothers, breastfeeding mothers, and children under the age of five.
The income limits are an annual gross income of $20,147 for a family of one; $27,214 for 2; $34,281 for 3; $41,348 for 4; $48,415 for 5; $55,482 for 6; $62,549 for 7; and $69,616 for 8. Add $7,067 for each additional member beyond 8. Unborn children are counted when the woman is pregnant.
WIC families receive nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support and food vouchers redeemable at participating grocery stores for infant formula; infant cereal; milk; eggs; cheese; juice; cereal; peanut butter; whole grains, including bread, tortillas, oatmeal and rice; soy milk; tofu; jarred baby foods; dry or canned beans; canned tuna, sardines and pink salmon; and fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables.
For more information about WIC and how to apply for benefits, call the County Health Department WIC Program at 412-350-5801.