Carolina OB/GYN will distribute free baby formula on Thursday, June 30 from 9:00 am to 12 Noon at its offices in Murrells Inlet and Georgetown.
“We understand the shortage of formula has been difficult for parents and we want to help ease that burden,” said Dr. Gayle Richmond, the founding and managing partner of Carolina OB/GYN. This giveaway is not just for our patients, but the communities we serve,” she said.
Beginning at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 30, individuals are invited to visit the lobbies of the practices in Murrells Inlet and Georgetown, where they will be given a bag containing one 7.2 ounce can of Enfamil NeuroPro mix-based powder and a carton of six 2-ounce bottles of Enfamil pre-mixed liquid formula. A nipple that fits 2-ounce bottles or home bottles will be included with each.
Carolina OB/GYN will distribute the formula until noon or until supplies run out. Bags with formula will be distributed one per individual. Grandparents are invited to participate. No phone calls will be accepted and no product will be held. This is a one-time opportunity.
Carolina OB/GYN’s participating practices are located at 4017 Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet and 1007 North Fraser Street in Georgetown.
“We are happy to be able to offer this free formula to the residents of both Horry and Georgetown Counties, and we hope to see formula on the shelves of retailers soon,” continued Dr. Richmond. “As both an OB/GYN and a new grandmother, nothing would please me more.”
According to a national source, 20% to 25% of formula products remain out of stock in the U.S. with recovery not expected until late July. Rural South Carolina has been one of the areas hardest hit by this shortage. In May, at least four South Carolina babies were hospitalized as a result.