Formula Shortage: How Can We Support & Who Can We Support in Northern Colorado?
Food Bank of Larimer County/The Nappie Project: The Food Bank of Larimer county accepts donations of unopened baby formula, diapers and baby wipes. Learn more on how and where to donate at the links below.
Gabriel House Fort Collins: This organization supports Moms and Dads with young families from conception to about age 5 providing diapers, wipes, formula as well as other support and resource referrals. Click the link below to see days/hours they are open and ways to contact the organization.
Mary’s Cradle: Mary’s Cradle helps struggling families by furnishing diapers, wipes, formula, clothing and community resource information. This is located at our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Click the link below to learn more.
Mothers Milk Bank: Colorado and Mothers’ Milk Bank (MBM) are asking for donations of breast milk or financial donations that would help families with the cost of supply, and bringing awareness to an alternative supplemental milk supply during the current crisis. Click the links below to learn how to donate and buy milk.
Stork Support of Northern Colorado: This organization helps babies and families during their first year of life. They accept a wide range of donations, including unopened baby formula. They do currently have a small formula supply. Click the link for their Amazon wish list, Venmo and list of donation items they accept.
If you are currently in need of help you can fill out the form below:
WIC (Women, Infants, Children):
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
If you are struggling to find baby formula at the store click the links for the following resources.
- Call or check the store’s website before going to see if the formula is in stock. For a list of stores that accept eWIC card payments, visit our Find a WIC Store page.
- Contact your local WIC office for assistance.
**Specialty formulas may be covered by your insurance
Contact your community health department to find out which baby formulas are covered in your state. On the basis of medical need, certain specialty formulas and medical foods may be covered if the proper medical documentation is available. Talk to your baby’s doctor for more information.
**SNAP, WIC & Formula Insurance Coverage & Reimbursement
**Social Media Pages/ Marketplace Swaps
Currently many families are searching for and selling unused formulas over facebook. The links below are pages in Northern Colorado that are participating. **You may have to request to join a private page.
Welcome to Motherhood-FOCO https://www.facebook.com/groups/248786688778
Chill Moms of Loveland https://www.facebook.com/groups/377621679662746
Fort Collins Moms https://www.facebook.com/groups/277962455727473
FoCo Chill Mom’s Buy/Sell/Trade/Give https://www.facebook.com/groups/2167527596708362