2012-02-17


Bottom Dollar Grocery Stores Accept WIC Vouchers

Seven New Stores Recently Opened in Allegheny County


Contact:Guillermo Cole, Health Department
412-578-8004 office

The Allegheny County Health Department is pleased to announce seven new Bottom Dollar grocery stores which recently opened in Allegheny County participate in the Women, Infants and Children supplemental food and nutrition program.

The Bottom Dollar stores accepting WIC food vouchers are located in Baldwin, 5239 Brownsville Road; Bridgeville, 1155 Washington Pike; Carnegie, 1160 Washington Avenue; McKeesport, 300 Eden Park Boulevard; Castle Shannon, 300 Mt. Lebanon Boulevard; and two in Penn Hills, 12012 Frankstown Road and 7350 Saltsburg Road.   

More than 100 grocery stores in the County participate in the WIC program.  Locations and directions to the stores can be found on the Health Department’s web site at World Wide Web Icon 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, please call the County Health Department WIC Program at 412-350-5801.  If this number is a toll call or you live outside Allegheny County, please call the statewide toll-free number, 1-800-WIC-WINS (1-800-942-9467).    

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