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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee gave away free baby formula in Houston

Houston is without doubt one of the hardest hit cities in terms of the baby formula scarcity, forcing determined mother and father to drive hours simply to feed their infants.

HOUSTON — You’ve heard the tales: Desperate mothers and dads driving hours to search out baby formula; empty cabinets; anxious consultants. 

More than 40% of the preferred manufacturers of formula are sold out at stores across the nation, in response to an evaluation of grocery stock from Datasembly.

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee teamed up with the National Association of Christian Churches Houston to present away baby formula Saturday to Houstonians in want. 

The formula was designated to be used throughout a pure catastrophe, however as an alternative they handed it out to oldsters who’ve been desperately trying to find it.

Around 400 automobiles got here by the even till provides ran out. 

“I want to cry because I have been struggling with the formula and It’s been hard. I regret myself for not breastfeeding,” mentioned Johana Hernandez.

She lives in Liberty and confirmed up hours earlier than the occasion to ensure her daughter had formula. Hernandez mentioned she has been on the hunt throughout city.

“I went to Clear Lake, went to Galveston, League City,” she mentioned. “We have been everywhere we have been everywhere.”

Another household was attempting to make the final of their provide final after they confirmed up.

“I literally made her last bottle today while we were in line,” mentioned Karen Maxwell.

Lee vowed to proceed to work to extend availability for Houston and the remainder of the nation.

“I perceive the disaster moms are dealing with in discovering formula. I’m working with President Biden on provide chain points however there should be an pressing response now,” Lee mentioned.

She mentioned she hopes to associate with different catastrophe organizations to cross out no matter formula they’ve in storage and have one other occasion quickly.

Congress plans to deal with the national baby formula shortage in a listening to later this month.

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