Some ways to get free baby formula include registering online with companies that sell formula, contacting a local food bank, applying for Women, Infants and Children benefits, and calling local hospitals for resources. Only low-income mothers are eligible for WIC benefits, but everyone is eligible for the other options.
When parents register with the companies that make baby formula, they can receive coupons or free samples. Companies include Enfamil, Similac, Gerber and Parent's Choice. Food banks often receive donations of baby formula, so parents should call local food banks and ask about availability.
WIC is a federally funded program that provides food, health care referrals and nutrition information to low-income mothers. The staff at local hospitals may be able to make referrals to local charities or programs that provide free baby formula.