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City lends a hand with baby formula shortage

Monday, June 6, 2022 by Tai Moses

Parents desperate to get their hands on baby formula can look forward to some support from the city, which is partnering with a coalition of groups “to provide information about the baby formula shortage, where families can get resources, information on available programs and how individuals can donate and support these efforts.” Nakeenya Wilson, interim executive director of Giving Austin Labor Support, one of the organizations in the coalition, said in a press release, “Families are being faced with the very stark reality that they don’t know where their baby’s next feeding will come from. Shelves are barren and driving across town to several stores is a choice that many vulnerable families do not have due to limited financial resources and transportation access. It’s a scary position for any parent to be in, and desperation is prompting some to resort to watering down formula and using substitutes that lack the proper nutrition babies need to stay healthy.” Find more details about the effort at Community Resilience Trust.

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