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Families in need of assistance for their children under the age of four can visit the BabyMobile coming again to Duncan.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in the parking lot of the First Baptist church in Duncan, the BabyMobile program will host an event to provide assistance to families with children from birth to age three.

Visits now renew every January and each child can receive up to four visits each year.

According to a press release, the BabyMobile serves as a formula and diaper pantry on wheels. It is the first of its kind in Oklahoma.

The goal is to break down the transportation barrier preventing many families from receiving formula and diaper assistance.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the BabyMobile has had to operate a little differently.

Eligibility requirements are the children must be under four, and the child does not need to be present. There is no appointment needed and everything handed out is while supplies last only.

Patrons can receive one week’s worth of diapers and formula or food in the form of a drive-thru line.

According to Nicole Sukenis, manager with BabyMobile Services, the Infant Crisis Services is a nonprofit based out of Oklahoma City with the mission “no baby should go hungry.”

“We provide families with emergency baby supplies in order to help bridge the gap between other assistance programs and helping agencies,” Sukenis said. “We know that due to COVID and the high unemployment rate, many families may be in need of extra assistance for their children, and we want to help as best we can.”

For more information, visit the website at www.infantcrisis.org/babymobile or text “BabyMobile” to 484848 for a full schedule.

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