children in Stark County under the age of 5 live in poverty*
American families report experiencing diaper need.
No state or federal safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers. WIC and food stamps cannot be used to purchase diapers.
Many families in need of diapers are working parents,
but a low-income job doesn’t cover basic needs.
Without an adequate supply of diapers, babies cannot participate in child care. Without childcare parents cannot work.
Many children in our community are impacted by the lack of diapers often suffering from reoccurring rashes and urinary infections creating stress on families.
Babies need an average of 8 to 10 diapers a day
costing $85 or more per month.
*Data source: 2016 DataUSA, Stark County Indicators Report, Stark DJFS, Stark County WIC, Children' Trust Fund.