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150,000 Diapers Donated For Low-Income Families

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Dr. Bahareh Gordon (left) and Dr. Tatiana Gellein and with donations at Olive View-UCLA’s Pediatric Clinic. (Courtesy Shannon Thyne)
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Toilet paper and disinfectant wipes aren’t the only things hard to come by these days. Just ask any parent who’s struggling to find diapers and formula.

But good news — there are six health clinics in L.A. County that can now provide assistance to vulnerable families. Baby2Baby, a nonprofit organization that serves children living in poverty, has donated more than 150,000 diapers and 3,500 cans of formula to the clinics to distribute to low-income families with newborns.

“They just don’t have access to the basic necessities,” said Dr. Shannon Thyne, director of pediatrics at the L.A. County Department of Health Services.

Thyne said patients talked about empty store shelves and difficulty accessing their local WIC offices – either for fear of taking public transportation to get there or waiting in-person for service. (WIC is allowing online applications for its services such as special supplemental nutrition program.)

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While the clinic has cut down on in-person visits in favor of telemedicine, families are still coming in for vaccines and newborn check-ups.

The diapers and formula are available to existing patients and the general public. Find a clinic near you on the map below and call for more information.