LIFE/Houston's Food for Hungry Babies program provides a seven day supply of infant formula and baby food. When in stock, we also provide non-nutritional items including diapers, bottles and clothing.
Currently we stock:
Infants are given enough formula to provide 32 ounces per day of nutrition, for one week. Four jars of strained vegetables and cereal are offered at 5 months. Jars of strained fruits are added at 6 months and strained meats are added at 8-12 months.
Additional Support and Outreach
After the infant's basic needs are met and during the parent's initial visit, we shift our focus to other areas of care that impact the infant. Clients receive educational information which is available in English and Spanish. Typical areas covered include:
Proper infant nutrition
Formula preparation and use
Parenting and baby care information
Breastfeeding support and encouragement
Referrals for long-term solutions as needed or requested.
If and when families need more than short-term assistance, they are referred to all applicable government agencies for which they qualify.
"Times have been rough and it [is] always good to have someone lend you a hand. I've just had my baby 10 days ago and I'm going [through] some money issues, which I know will [be] temporary while I get back on my feet. I really appreciate LIFE/Houston for giving me a hand through these times. Now I know that someday I can give back as well. Thank you. You help is really appreciated.
Sincerely, Kaitlynn y Maria" (5/27/2011)