As the nation continues into day eight of the partial government shutdown, organizations across the country continue to feel the strain.
This includes Tennessee's WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) clinics. Such clinics are critical resources for low income mothers in need of supplemental food and formula.
In turn, it's putting a strain on non-profit organizations like the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Food banks such as Second Harvest are receiving a higher volume in calls especially from people wondering if the organization has enough baby formula and other supplies.
On Monday, Second Harvest was out of baby formula, until several people started making more donations.
“A little does go a long way at the food bank,” explained Tasha Kennard, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Second Harvest.
“So if you can't drop off a can of formula at your local Kroger or here at the food bank, do know that any type of donation that you are making will get to the right place and get to a family in need as quickly as possible.”
Second Harvest is specifically requesting the brand Gerber Good Start since it is the same brand that is exchanged for vouchers at grocery stores.
For more information on how to donate, visit Second Harvest's Web site.