Website helps families search for formula

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Action 2 News spent the morning making phone calls and emails asking the state, major grocers and local hospitals if they expect formula delivery of European shipping.

We first alerted you that a military cargo plane carrying formula for half a million children landed in Indianapolis on Sunday. The formula will be distributed to the regions of the country that need it the most.

Bellin Health said it doesn’t expect a drop at this time. Ashwaubenon’s target doesn’t know if she’ll get one or not. The Department of Health Services said it is not coordinating the distribution of infant formula, but recommends families contact their doctors or WIC clinics to ask if they are getting anything.

While waiting to see what happens, a man from De Pere wanted to do something to help. He created a website called Baby Milk Finder.

“So just seeing people posting online that you know they need a special formula or they can’t find it in stores, it really broke my heart,” he said. said Montie Chavez, the creator of the website.

Chavez built his newly launched website in just two hours over the weekend.

People around the world, including Wisconsin, can create a free account to post photos and information about where they spotted formula and milk.

“It touched me because I’m the second eldest of six kids, so growing up with all my siblings, I just had a love for helping my parents raise my siblings,” Chavez said.

People around the world, including Wisconsin, can create a free account to post photos and information about where they spotted formula and milk.

“Hoping that it’s a tool that can help a lot of people, in a lot of places,” Chavez said. “If it helps a person, I have achieved my goal. If it helps 500, great. Again, I try to help in any way.

Action 2 News has also heard of Prevea, and was told that HSHS St. Vincent’s Hospital is not receiving any formula at this time, but infants are not affected by the shortage.

Montie Chavez launched babymilkfinder.com over the weekend.

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Edwin S. Wolfe