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INFANT FORMULA RESOURCES AND UPDATES

Guidance: Formula Availability in Long Beach | Spanish | Khmer | Tagalog

Due to recent formula shortages, some stores may limit the number of cans that can be purchased per shopping trip. Purchase limits are allowed as long as the limits are for all customers, not just families participating in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.

  • Purchase formula at the beginning of the benefit cycle. Please do not wait to make purchases until the end of your cycle.
  • Call stores before you shop to see if the formula on your WIC card is available.
  • Ask grocers what days they expect formula shipments.
  • Talk to your health care provider about a safe alternative if you are having trouble finding your specific formula.
  • Parents and caregivers should never dilute infant formula and should not make or feed homemade infant formula to infants.

Temporary Formula Options for California WIC Families

This guidance is only to be used during the current formula shortage and may change as new information becomes available. 

  • Effective immediately, WIC families with formula benefits may temporarily mix and match newly approved formulas from the expanded list now through July 31st, 2022. To learn more, please visit: bit.ly/3yaVRzq

  • For the latest information from California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and WIC on infant formula availability, please visit: bit.ly/3sNbc7x 

Safety Information for Families in Need of Formula 

Many Californian families are feeling the effects of the formula shortage. Safe formula preparation is vital to ensure infant safety.  

  • Non-WIC parents and caregivers who face a shortage should call their health care providers first to help them navigate infant formula options when supplies are scarce. 

To learn more about safe formula, click on one of the guides below. 

If you have any additional questions or concerns with regards to safe ways to feed your babies and infants, please reach out to the Health Department’s Resource Line at (562) 570-4246 or a trusted health care provider with further questions.   
 
Below is the list of WIC authorized stores and their phone numbers in the city of Long Beach or you can click here to find a WIC approved store near you!   

 

STORE NAME

STORE ADDRESS

CITY

ZIP

STORE PHONE

El Super Market #49                 

450 Long Beach Blvd.                

Long Beach

90802

562.257.1574

VONS #2861                   

600 E. Broadway                                 

Long Beach

90802

562.624.2350

Sinaloa Fresh Meat Market    

601 Atlantic Ave.            

Long Beach

90802

562.436.4249

ZJ Nutrition               

2031 E. 10th St.               

Long Beach

90804

562.343.2113

Big Saver Foods Market #18          

1313 E. Artesia Blvd.            

Long Beach

90805

562.423.2800

El Nuevo Guadalajara Meat Market

6790 Long Beach Blvd.          

Long Beach

90805

310.537.1539

FOOD 4 LESS Market #317             

6700 Cherry Ave.            

Long Beach

90805

562.220.2373

Target Store
T-2424          

6750 Cherry Ave.             

Long Beach

90805

562.295.2971

Albertsons #132              

101 E. Willow St.            

Long Beach

90806

562.988.8785

London Market                

1814 Atlantic Ave.                

Long Beach

90806

562.599.1228

Northgate Market #12         

2120 Pacific Ave.          

Long Beach

90806

562.599.5075

Viva Supermarket

2202 Long Beach Blvd.           

Long Beach

90806

562.980.0170

Northgate Market #39         

4700 Cherry Ave.              

Long Beach

90807

562.423.1900

VONS #3519                   

4550 Atlantic Ave.             

Long Beach

90807

562.984.1421

Smart & Final #745

4480 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach

90807

562.216.1767

Big Saver Foods #15          

1500 W. Willow St.                 

Long Beach

90810

562.595.7595

Villa Market                 

2990 Santa Fe Ave.           

Long Beach

90810

562.427.1249

East 15th Street Market 

1732 E. 15th St.                

Long Beach

90813

562.599.1020

La Bodega Market #4          

1420 E. Anaheim St.                   

Long Beach

90813

562.599.6509

Ralphs #186                  

1930 N. Lakewood Blvd.              

Long Beach

90815

562.494.4371

Target Store
T-0195          

2270 N. Bellflower Blvd.           

Long Beach

90815

562.493.5411

VONS #3076                   

1820 Ximeno Ave.        

Long Beach

90815

562.498.2111

Ralphs #196                  

2250 E. Carson St.           

Long Beach

90807

562.424.2012

La Mexicana Market

2090 Santa Fe Ave.           

Long Beach

90810

562.912.7268

Mother's Nutritional Center #417  

1319 Long Beach Blvd.            

Long Beach

90813

562.218.5157

Smart & Final #440           

1320 Atlantic Ave.           

Long Beach

90813

562.218.0991

La Vista Market

1168 E. 4th St.

Long Beach

90802

562.432.6949

Ralphs #178                  

6290 E. Pacific Coast Highway             

Long Beach

90803

562.795.0167

FOOD 4 LESS #762             

3210 E. Anaheim St.     

Long Beach

90804

562.438.6978

La Bodega Market #5          

2900 E. Anaheim St.          

Long Beach

90804

562.439.3020

Northgate Market #42         

2038 E. 10th St.            

Long Beach

90804

562.438.1062

La Bodega Ranch Market #7

6688 Long Beach Blvd.            

Long Beach

90805

424.296.5074

Mother's Nutritional Center #239  

5172 Atlantic Ave.          

Long Beach

90805

562.269.0511

Rapido Long Beach Market     

6820 Long Beach Blvd.            

Long Beach

90805

310.669.8493

Smile Food #2                

16 E. Market St.              

Long Beach

90805

562.984.2622

Superior Grocers #119        

5450 Cherry Ave.            

Long Beach

90805

562.634.6700

La Bodega #1

6001 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach

90805

562.423.0014

La Bodega #2

5575 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach

90805

562.728.1070

Wal-Mart Supercenter #4101   

3705 E. South St.       

Long Beach

90805

424.296.6525

Pavillions #2203              

5949 E. Spring St.   

Long Beach

90808

562.496.2151

Stater Bros. #160            

6501 E. Spring St.    

Long Beach

90808

562.429.5611

Wal-Mart Supercenter #3477

7250 Carson Blvd.              

Long Beach

90808

562.425.5113

Cinco Coras Market         

225 W. Anaheim St.

Long Beach

90813

562.612.4264

La Bodega #2                 

1001 E. 10th St.    

Long Beach

90813

562.983.9763

La Gaviota Meat Market       

1701 E. Anaheim St.                   

Long Beach

90813

562.591.3333

Ralphs #251                  

2930 E. 4th St.

Long Beach

90814

562.434.3899

Smart & Final #434           

644 Redondo Ave.              

Long Beach

90814

562.438.0450

Carniceria La Oaxaqueña #01  

200 E. Pacific Coast Highway            

Long Beach

90806

562.337.8022

Superior Grocers #117        

1033 Long Beach Blvd.             

Long Beach

90813

562.436.2510

El Ahorro Store             

449 W. Anaheim St., Unit B

Long Beach

90813

562.599.1533