Snow-CAP Community Charities is facing a bare cupboard for infant nutrition.

'We are in serious, almost critical need of baby food and formula,' says Judy Alley, Snow-CAP's executive director.

Snow-CAP currently has stocked a few jars of infant squash and less than a dozen cans of baby formula.

'Considering that we see 80 to 100 families a day, many with infants, this situation is totally inadequate,' she says. 'Babies need solid nutrition as their bodies and minds are forming. We need donations of all kinds of baby food, including both milk and soy-based formula.'

She added that the donated food must not be expired.

Alley says that Snow-CAP is unable to purchase baby food and formula at discount from the Oregon Food Bank.

'We end up having to paying market prices for these essential infant food items,' she adds.

Snow-CAP provides food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor in East County.

People are requested to deliver donations to the warehouse at 17788 S.E. Pine St. weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The agency also is accepting monetary donations, which will be used to purchase baby food and formula. Additional information is available by calling Snow-CAP at 503-674-8785, ext. 17, or by writing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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