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What is Diaper Need?

Did you know that nearly 1 in 2 families in the U.S. cannot afford diapers?

Babies require up to 12 diapers per day, which adds up to $70-$80 per month per child — a cost many struggling families simply cannot afford. One in four parents & caregivers with diaper need reported missing work or school because they didn’t have enough diapers to drop off their child off at daycare. In addition, diapers are not covered by most federally funded public assistance programs such as SNAP (formerly food stamps) or WIC because they are not food items. Simply put, no parent should have to make the impossible choice between food and diapers for their child.

Since 2021, CFBNJ’s Women Fighting Hunger has hosted the #GreatBigDiaperDrive to address diaper need. The 2022 #GreatBigDiaperDrive was a huge success raising over $19,000 and collecting over 250,000 diapers, tens of thousands of wipes and other necessities for our neighbors in need.

Learn More About Diaper Need

The 2023 #GBDD Lunch & Learn was on October 3d, 2023. Watch the whole thing below:

Watch our 2022 Virtual Lunch & Learn featuring Deborah Brasch (Executive Director, Caring For Kids), Denyelle Burgess (Impact Program Manager, Community FoodBank of New Jersey), Dr. Toju Chike-Obi (Medical Director, HealthCore Limited, and member of Women Fighting Hunger), Stephanie Weaver (Manager of Community and Patient Engagement, Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers), and Donald Wuertz (St. Cecilia Office Of Concern):

Watch the 2021 Virtual Lunch & Learn featuring panelists Kathleen DiChiara, Founder and President and CEO, Emeritus of CFBNJ; Jennifer Nelson, CFBNJ Network Leader; and Karyn Boosin Leit, Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges Board Member.

How You Can Help With Diaper Need:

Host a Diaper Drive

Collect diapers, baby wipes, and baby cream. Download our toolkit for details.

The most needed items are:

  • Diapers, all sizes (newborn through pullups), especially 4, 5, 6
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Cream

*NOTE: All items must be new and in original packaging.

Please drop off donations at one of CFBNJ’s warehouses at:

  • 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, NJ 07205 | 908-355-3663
  • 6735 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234 | 609-383-8843

Host an Online Fundraiser

Every $1 donated can provide 6 diapers for a family in need. With its enormous purchasing power, CFBNJ can procure more diapers per dollar than any individual alone. You can stretch your gift to be more impactful when you use this link to host a virtual diaper drive.

Checks are also welcome:

Community FoodBank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal
Hillside, NJ 07205
ATTN: Evelyn Chiu (Add Diaper Drive to Memo)

Organize a Packing Party

Our Bundle of Hope Baby Kit is a vital tool for your product drive. It includes guidelines, checklists, and printables that will come in handy when distributing information about your drive. Pick a date, grab your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and collect/purchase items. *NOTE: All items must be new and in original packaging.

Raise Diaper Need Awareness, Advocate, & Educate

Spread the word. Announce your drive via social media, emails, and notices to your specific group. Use CFBNJ’s Diaper Awareness resources, including sample messages and social media images, to share information about diaper drives and educate your family, friends, colleagues and community about diaper need.

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