Hillside NJ- Shoprite, Kimberly-Clark and the Alliance for Period Supplies joined together at the With U She Can event to discuss period-poverty-the lack of access to essential hygiene supplies - and to pack menstrual supply kits for the women and girls that the Community Food Bank serves.
Low-income families with young children often struggle with diaper need, having to make tough choices between diapers and other necessities. 1 in 3 mothers in the U.S. can’t afford diapers and must make these impossible decisions every day. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, we partner with 50 of our agencies to provide parents with diapers each month to keep their babies clean, dry, and healthy.
Lack of access to period supplies due to financial limitations is known as period poverty and is widespread among the women and girls we serve. 1 in 4 American women does not have consistent access to period products. An allied program of the National Diaper Bank Network’s Alliance for Period Supplies, the Period Initiative provides free period products every month to women in need at 11 of our partner agencies and 2 middle schools.
Just $25 supplies one woman with maxi pads for the entire year. You can also help by donating items via our Amazon wish list.
This program is possible due to support from the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
``Times are hard, and hygiene products are so expensive in the store. The Period Initiative helps me get through the month.`` - Frankie
Purchase a U by Kotex product at Shoprite stores between 9/15-9/21, and Kimberly-Clark will donate two products to the Alliance for Period Supplies. To learn more about our program