Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s efforts to give back to the community continue through baby formula donations
The entire nation has been struggling with a baby formula shortage since May 2022, and families across the country struggle to access this necessity and get much-needed nutrition and supplementation for their growing infants. To help struggling families, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava paired up with CAHSD to distribute cans of Enfamil, a baby formula that Nomi Health has generously donated.
Details about the baby formula distribution
The distribution took place at the Centro Mater East Head Start Center, where 20 families received a month and a half’s supply of Enfamil baby formula. In addition to addressing the crisis at hand and the importance of baby formula for growing children, as well as its role in children’s and maternal health, the program aims to distribute 4000 cans of Enfamil to families in need.
It was made possible with the efforts of Mayor Daniella Cava Levine, Nomi Health, and other stakeholders who recognize the serious impacts this shortage has on families and growing infants and toddlers.
Who the Head Start Program is helping
The program was launched specifically to aid and assist families that have been affected by this shortage and provide them with tips and resources to get through this difficult time. They can also call 211, which is the crisis helpline, or go online to learn how they can acquire formula during the shortage.
More about the Head Start Program
Nearly 600 families with infants are being served across 46 centers in our Head Start, Early Head Start network. CAHSD specializes in comprehensive social services across Miami-Dade County, and you can learn more about CAHSD’s programs by reaching out at 786-469-4600 or visiting their website at www.miamidade.gov/socialservices.
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