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BETHESDA, Md., (WUSA) -- It's a sign of the tough times facing many families.

Anchor and consumer correspondent Lesli Foster was shopping in the local Giant Food store in her Bethesda neighborhood and was struck by what she saw.

No baby formula on the store shelves.

Only the pieces of paper that shoppers have to take to the cashier in order to buy it.

Apparently, baby formula theft is a big problem.

It's certainly expensive. One container of Enfamil cost nearly $26.

And, there are few resources that address this issue specifically outside of voucher programs.

You could try some local food banks, but the ones we called say they don't get very many donations, and when they do, they go fast.

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