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.
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.
Watch our Lunch & Learn from September 30, 2022:
This webinar featured:
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.
2022 Great Big Diaper Drive Results
Thanks to leadership from our Women Fighting Hunger volunteers and you, our generous supporters, the 2022 #GreatBigDiaperDrive turned out to be a great big success! The campaign raised over $19,000 and collected over 250,000 diapers, tens of thousands of wipes and other necessities for our neighbors in need. Thank you to our partners all over New Jersey for their support:
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
Jersey City Council President Joyce Watterman with Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services
Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston
Terumo Medical Corporation
Broadridge Financial, Inc.
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos
Lenegan Plumbing & Heating
Egg Harbor Township High School Interact Club
Next Level Performance
Raise Diaper Need Awareness
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get 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
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 a central, easily accessible drop-off location, 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: