What is Diaper Need? Diaper need is the lack of sufficient supply of diapers to keep a child clean, dry and healthy.
1 in 3 American families report experiencing diaper need.
Disposable diapers can cost $70 to $80 per month per child.
There is no state or federal program to assist with the purchase of diapers.
Without diapers, parents cannot take their child to most daycares leaving the parent unable to work.
In June of 2020, Holy Ghost Tabernacle recognized the diaper need in the community of El Paso. Texas. The church established an outreach program called Her Pantry, and its mission is to help underserved families in El Paso access children's diapers, infant formula, and period products.
In May 2021, the church expanded its mission in response to the growing demand for diapers in the area, and the El Paso Diaper Bank program was launched to support local agencies with basic necessities.
Her Pantry continues the sole mission of bringing attention to the plight of diaper need and period poverty in El Paso, Texas and it's surrounding areas.
Her Pantry primarily distributes diapers, infant formula, and period products through partner agencies that work with families. Through generous donations from local businesses and individuals, we are able to supplement supplies to families in the El Paso area.