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.
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.
On September 28, 2021, Women Fighting Hunger held a Diaper Need Panel Discussion. On the video above, you’ll hear from thought leaders who shared their insights about this important and often hidden public health issue. Panelists included:
Kathleen DiChiara, Founder and President and CEO, Emeritus of CFBNJ
Jennifer Nelson, CFBNJ Network Leader
Karyn Boosin Leit, Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges Board Member
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 email@example.com to use CFBNJ’s social media images to help raise diaper need awareness and promote your event.
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 drop-off locations, and then select a start and end date for your collection. Please tell us your timetable too so we’ll be expecting your items. Register your diaper drive below.