Supporting our Families Through the Formula Shortage and Recall

There is a shortage of infant formula, due to supply chain issues and a recall of infant formula due to bacterial contamination. The recall is due to bacterial contamination in the Abbott manufacturing plant in MI. At least four infants were hospitalized, and 2 infants died after consuming the tainted formula. In San Mateo County, there have been fewer reports of general formula being difficult to find but instead, specialized therapeutic formula that is difficult to locate.

The following CORE agencies are offering formula:

Pacifica Resource Center-To residents of Pacifica only – (650) 738-7470

Women’s Enrichment Center-San Carlos – (650) 591-3636

Milk Banks:
San Jose Mother’s Milk Bank is seeing an increase in requests for donated milk. Please share this information with the families in need, the process is outlined here:

  • To BECOME A DONOR-Now more than ever milk donation is needed:

UC San Diego Milk Bank: Milk Bank | University of California Health

Formula Locator sites have been developed to help locate retail stores:


Newsletter April 2022 | Fighting for Families on Advocacy Day

We gathered at the Capitol to raise key issues for families, providers, and above all, children.

Last Tuesday, the First 5s across the state joined the Association at the capitol to advocate for policy changes that benefit California’s youngest children. We are thinking holistically about what children need. What do we need to elevate? Who needs a greater voice? What needs more commitment from our leadership?

Read more in our April 2022 Newsletter.