M.B. asks from Chicago, IL on November 29, 2007
Where Can I Donate Forumla in the Chicagoland Area?
My son is allergic to cows milk and I have formula that we got from the hospital as well as powder samples that have come in the mail. I hate to throw it all out since it is so expensive. Is there a non-profit/shelter etc in the Chicago area that will accept the formula as a donation? The bottles and cans are all unopened and the expiration dates are pretty far off.
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M.C. answers from Chicago on November 29, 2007
You may want to try The Chicago Food Depository. They supply food to all the shelters in the area. If they cannot accept it, they would probably know where to direct you. Great idea! I'm sure someone in need will really appreciate it!
R. answers from Chicago on November 30, 2007
You should try the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Their website says: "For more information on how you can make a food donation, contact Brandi Picou at ###-###-####." If that doesn't work out, St. Cyprian's Food Pantry http://www.unitedinfaith.org/stcyprians.html will most likely accept the formula. They're located at 6535 W. Irving Park Road.
M.P. answers from Chicago on November 29, 2007
You can try craigslist. I've seen some people looking for things on there that are very "need-based." Maybe a hospital or a women's shelter?
L.B. answers from Chicago on November 30, 2007
If you live on the north side, you might drop them by the Common Pantry on Damen and Grace. They are a pantry that allows their clients to shop and choose their own items as needed. Here's the website for more info.
C.C. answers from Chicago on November 30, 2007
If you are nearby the St. Vincent DePaul Center (Halsted & Webster), they often accept donations. We frequently leave the coupons we receive in the mail and free samples we are not using out on the counter there for people to pick up. SVPC is for working parents that need assistance with childcare. Great place and the people there are very appreciative.