Great Big Diaper Drive

What is Diaper Need?

Did you know that 1 in 3 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. 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.

National Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 24, 2022 – October 2, 2022. Join our Women Fighting Hunger team for the second annual #GreatBigDiaperDrive, a statewide push to make sure parents have the diapers and diaper cream their baby needs to be happy and healthy.

Learn More About Diaper Need

Together we can create some energy around diaper need, an important and often hidden public health issue that has only been exacerbated by COVID-19.

Join us at 12PM on September 30, 2022 for a Virtual Lunch & Learn about diaper need 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)
  • 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.

Raise Diaper Need Awareness with the Great Big Diaper Drive

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. Contact events@cfbnj.org to use CFBNJ’s Great Big Diaper Drive social media images to help raise diaper need awareness and promote your event.

The most needed items are:

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

Important Note: All items must be new and in original packaging.

Virtual Diaper Drive

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 host a virtual diaper drive. In addition, some people in your community may want to skip the store and choose to support virtually.

Host a Diaper Drive

Bring your community together and host a diaper drive to collect diapers, baby wipes and baby cream. Choose central, easily accessible diaper drive drop-off locations, and then select a start and end date for your collection. Please tell us your timetable too so we know when to expect your items. Register your diaper drive below:

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    Great Big Diaper Drive drop-off sites