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
National Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 27 – October 3. 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.
Please join us for a diaper need panel discussion on September 28, 2021. hear from thought leaders who will share their insights about this important and often hidden public health issue. Panelists include:
- 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
This virtual lunch & learn is hosted by Women Fighting Hunger, an initiative of CFBNJ.
Be the CHANGE.
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 Week social media images to share information about the #GreatBigDiaperDrive and educate your family, friends, colleagues and community about diaper need.
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. In addition, some people in your community may want to skip the store and elect to host a virtual diaper drive to support the #GreatBigDiaperDrive.
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.
An awareness and collection campaign organized by CFBNJ and led by:
Susan Present & Lauren Parisier Weiss
Members, CFBNJ Women Fighting Hunger
Emily Pereless, Stefanie Shuman, & Serina Signorello
Members, CFBNJ, Emerging Leaders Board
Member, CFBNJ – Egg Harbor Township Advisory Board