As local families struggle to navigate the impacts of a nationwide baby formula shortage, Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D-Freeport) has partnered with the Baldwin, Hempstead, Freeport, East Meadow, Roosevelt, and Uniondale Public Libraries to launch a baby formula drive on Monday, May 23.
All donations will be distributed to Long Island Cares to aid families who are struggling amid the nationwide supply crunch that was triggered by a major recall of Abbott Nutrition products.
“While I am relieved that the Defense Production Act was activated to produce formula and an agreement was reached to re-open Abbott Nutrition’s baby formula plant with federal oversight, it is expected to take several weeks to fully return to normal, and many local families need our help right now,” Legislator Abrahams said. “Through this partnership with our local libraries, I am hopeful that we will be able to give our residents the peace of mind that they deserve.”
For additional information, contact Legislator Abrahams’ office at 516-571-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents that would like to donate can drop off baby formula at these locations:
Legislator Kevan Abrahams’ Office
Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Ave., Suite 143
Mineola, N.Y. 11501
Drop off time between 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Freeport Public Library
144 W. Merrick Road
Freeport, N.Y. 11520
See library hours of operation by visiting https://freeportlibrary.info/about-the-library/contact-us
Baldwin Public Library
2385 Grand Ave
Baldwin N.Y. 11510
See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.baldwinpl.org/
Hempstead Public Library
115 James Garner Way
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550
See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.hempsteadlibrary.info/
Roosevelt Public Library
27 W. Fulton Ave.
Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575
See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.rooseveltlibrary.org/
Uniondale Public Library
400 Uniondale Ave.
Uniondale, N.Y. 11553
See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.uniondalelibrary.org/
East Meadow Public Library
1886 Front St.
East Meadow, N.Y. 11554
See library hours of operation by visiting https://eastmeadow.info//