The Diaper Bank is excited to release a completely new website for our initiative: The St Louis Alliance for Period Supplies!
What is Period Poverty?—-
Period poverty – or the lack of access to an adequate supply of menstrual products like pads or tampons – is an indignity experienced by thousands of individuals in the St. Louis region on a regular basis. From those anticipating their first period to folks anxiously awaiting the onset of menopause – More than 1 in 5 low-income women in St. Louis report facing this problem every month. In the absence of the period supplies they need, many use inferior or unhealthy alternatives like socks, rags, even the diapers they need for their children and may face missed days of work or school.
This is a reality for many of our families in St. Louis. We are using our existing networks and resources to ensure access to essential products and services that foster dignity and full participation in life.
Please take some time to go see it and share it with your friends!