A Mansfield restaurant owner is giving away free baby formula to families in need. With a shortage of infant formula causing families across the country to scramble to find options, one restaurant owner is helping his community by giving out cans free of charge. Benji Arslanovski, owner of Our Place Restaurants in Mansfield, started handing out free formula to local parents last week.
Arslanovski used to work for US Foods and now gets supplies for his restaurants from the distributor. He noticed that US Foods had baby formula in stock, and knowing that it was desperately needed, he decided to pick some up. He bought six cases to start and by the weekend, he’d given it all away.
Through his restaurants in Mansfield and Burleson, Arslanovski has distributed more than 50 cases of formula to families in need. He says the effort feels like payback for a community that’s been so good to him. "The community has been great to me during COVID. Business would stop by, they would tip servers, even though we weren't open for dining,” he says. “Every day was a blessing. So this is my way of returning the favor."
Source: USA Today