WHAT: As local families struggle to navigate the impacts of a nationwide baby formula shortage, Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D-Freeport) is partnering with the 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 amidst the nationwide supply crunch that was triggered by a major recall of 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 Building1550 Franklin Ave., Suite 143Mineola, N.Y. 11501Drop off time between 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Freeport Public Library 144 W. Merrick RoadFreeport, N.Y. 11520See library hours of operation by visiting https://freeportlibrary.info/about-the-library/contact-us
East Meadow Public Library1886 Front St.East Meadow, N.Y. 11554See library hours of operation by visiting https://eastmeadow.info//
Hempstead Public Library115 James Garner WayHempstead, N.Y. 11550See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.hempsteadlibrary.info/
Roosevelt Public Library27 W. Fulton Ave.Roosevelt, N.Y. 11575See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.rooseveltlibrary.org/
Uniondale Public Library400 Uniondale Ave.Uniondale, N.Y. 11553See library hours of operation by visiting https://www.uniondalelibrary.org/