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: