Loveland aid organizations not feeling formula crisis – Loveland Reporter-Herald
While a shortage of infant formula is causing headaches for parents across the country, aid organizations in Loveland said on Thursday they had yet to see an increase in requests.
House of Neighborly Service deputy director Cheryl Wong said the nonprofit has yet to see a spike in demand for infant formula, although she said that could change at any time. .
Formula is one of many items the organization has available throughout the year, and Wong said House of Neighborly Service staff have not noticed an increase in requests. She said the organization keeps one to two dozen boxes of formula at a time and hasn’t seen a rush on the product yet.
She added that the community often steps in to provide items that the nonprofit lacks, though the nationwide lack of formula may mean there aren’t any in grocery stores when donors shop, she said.
Similarly, the Larimer County Food Bank, which operates a food pantry in Loveland, said residents weren’t asking for formula more often than usual.
“We haven’t seen a big change in customer behavior on our end,” said Stephen Barry, communications manager for the food bank.
The food pantry also has representatives who help customers enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as Food Stamps, as well as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) .