INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A military plane carrying enough infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived yesterday in Indianapolis.
It’s the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at easing a shortage that has parents scrambling to find enough formula to feed their kids.
President Joe Biden authorized the use of Air Force planes for the effort called “Operation Fly Formula” since no commercial flights were available.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Indianapolis for the first shipment, which the White House says contained 78,000 pounds of baby formula.
A White House official told CNN yesterday’s flight and other administration actions should get more formula in stores “as early as this week.”