From March 21 to June 30th, Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a baby supply and diaper bank located in Plainfield, has distributed 358,000 essential baby items including diapers, wipes, period products and clothing to over 17,000 individuals in New Jersey. For comparison, in 2019 the non-profit distributed 400,000 items in total. In response to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, MHM has brought on 20 new partner agencies (a 50% increase) including social service and healthcare organizations, food banks, and faith-based organizations. With these newest additions, MHM is now able to reach families in every county in the state.
“One in three families struggle with diaper need during normal times. Our diaper distributions have almost tripled in the last three months. We hope to be able to provide as much assistance as we can, but we can’t do it alone,” states Bridget Cutler, MHM Founder and Executive Director.
MHM relies heavily on individual in-kind donations and community sponsored diaper drives. These programs have decreased due to current COVID-related restrictions and MHM will now need to increase diaper purchasing to keep up with demand.
“As long as we have diapers and stay healthy, we will continue with our regular distributions. A monetary donation of any amount will go far in supporting vulnerable babies and families throughout NJ right now.”
To learn more or to donate, please visit momshelpingmomsfoundation.org .