The City of Dearborn, Michigan hosted an emergency baby formula distribution event Friday.

Dearborn Department of Public Health joined with several local non-profits to make sure parents were able to get the vital food source that’s been in short supply these past few weeks.

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Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud said they are providing formula to as many families as possible. He said they are not trying to not solve the formula shortage but hopefully helping in the short term.

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The baby formula shortage, driven by pandemic-related strains as well as the closure of a formula plant in west Michigan, has become the latest issue for American consumers.

The FDA has reached an agreement with Abbott Nutrition to reopen the Sturgis plant.

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