New Grocery Store Accepting WIC Food Vouchers

Good Cents Grocery & More Located on McKnight Road in Ross

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department today reported that a new grocery store has joined the Women, Infants and Children supplemental food and nutrition program.

The additional store accepting WIC food vouchers is Good Cents Grocery & More, 7215 McKnight Road, Ross.  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 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 $20,665 for a family of one; $27,991 for 2; $35,317 for 3; $42,643 for 4; $49,969 for 5; $57,295 for 6; $64,621 for 7; and $71,947 for 8.  Add $7,326 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/pink salmon; and fresh/frozen/canned fruits and vegetables.

Additional vouchers are available during the summer to purchase fresh Pennsylvania-grown produce at participating Farmers Markets and Farm Stands.  The vouchers issued this summer must be redeemed before they expire on November 30.

For information about WIC and how to apply for benefits, please call the Allegheny 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

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