What is the United Way Diaper Bank?
The Diaper Bank began as a collaborative effort between agencies in 2014, eventually falling under the umbrella of United Way of Franklin County. In June 2020 the bank was expanded to serve sites in Hampshire County. The Bank currently distribute about 6,000 to 10,000 diapers free of charge each month to families in need through fourteen local food pantries and family centers. Our outreach has been extended through our pilot cloth diapering service ‘scholarship’ program. And we are working to increase awareness of both ‘diaper need’ and of more environmentally -friendly diapering options. We are funded by grants, our annual diaper drive and generous donations from our community members.
How can I receive diapers?
Diapers are available at the Community Action Family Center, the Orange Pantry through Franklin County Community Meals Program, The Center for Self Reliance Food Pantry, Montague Catholic Social Ministries, Leyden Woods, It Takes a Village, The Children’s Closet in North Leverett, GCC Food pantry, Charlemont Good Neighbors and the West County Food pantry in Shelburne Falls, Amherst Survival Center, Easthampton Community Center and Jubilee Diaper Ministry.
How can I help?
We accept monetary and in kind donations throughout the year. Have some extra diapers laying around? We will take new and opened diapers for distribution. We are always in need of larger sizes. Please contact our office before dropping off as our hours have changed due to Covid-19. Please click here to make a gift now!
Every summer we hold an annual diaper drive. Check back to find out more. Interested in organizing a diaper drive? Click here to find out how to get started.