As American mothers struggle to find baby formula on the shelves, a March report says that stockpiles of baby formula went to Ukraine.
WTVA reported that ‘Operation Ukraine‘ shipped boxes of baby formula overseas.
The Columbus, Mississippi organization, which reportedly has been helping Ukrainians for over two decades, boxed and prepared to ship over $10K worth of baby formula to Ukraine.
— Brittni Shae (@bshaefit) May 12, 2022
Holy cow! We’ve been sending our formula to Ukraine?! https://t.co/EDKFGfurPX
— Suverna M (@Suv2015) May 12, 2022
Are we intentionally causing hysteria by sending 🇺🇸 “Operation Ukraine” baby formula to stockpile in Ukraine?
Plea from article of March 11, 2022 suspiciously prescient?
“Columbus organization seeks donations for Ukraine | News | https://t.co/9BO8FGSgG2” https://t.co/FfY9JkpeNQ
— Taiho Decker 🇺🇸 (@TaiDecker) May 12, 2022
Now, 22 years later, Ukraine is needing her help more than ever.
“The hospitals have been bombed. The stores have been bombed. They’ve been looted. Mothers are having babies in bunkers and because of stress, they’re not producing milk so they can’t breast feed their babies,” she explained. “There’s nothing to feed the babies.”
Cadden and her team of volunteers boxed and prepared to ship over $10K worth of baby formula to Ukraine.
All the donations she received in just 48 hours.
In 10 days, the products that we boxed in Columbus will be placed in the hands of Ukrainians.
“We’re shipping containers and packing containers as fast as we can do it,” said Cadden. “People will die if we don’t do it.”
Last week, Cadden said she successfully shipped and delivered boxes of clothes and medical supplies to Ukraine.
Along with baby formula donations, Cadden said money is helpful as it costs $6K to send one container.
If you’d like to donate to Operation Ukraine, you can drop off baby formula to Family Pharmacy in Columbus.
However, poor leadership has manufactured a baby formula crisis on the home front and American mothers desperately need baby formula supplies.
Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas found themselves sold out of more than half of their baby formula supplies.
One Tennessee mother of an 8-month-old daughter recently shared her heartbreaking story.
Wynter Balthrop said she broke down in tears after searching six different stores for a special hypoallergenic formula for her daughter.
Mother of 8-Month-Old: Baby Formula Shelves Completely Empty…”No Other Options!”
The FDA’s refusal to reopen the nation’s largest baby formula plant has compounded the baby formula shortage crisis.
Is FDA to Blame for Baby Formula Shortage? Agency Refuses to Reopen Country’s Largest Baby Formula Plant
Despite reports of the national baby formula shortage declining by 40% since the month of April, the Biden Administration remains silent.