Formed to address the silent crisis of diaper need, Idaho Diaper Bank began in 2014 with a mission to provide diapers through a collaboration with other social service agencies that have direct client services. Diapers can’t be purchased with food stamps or WIC, and represent a significant portion of the monthly budget for the Idaho families struggling to provide basic necessities like food, shelter and hygiene. For the families of the 53% of children in Idaho under the age of three living in poor or low-income households, diapers are expensive and can cost over $100 a month per child. There are many consequences of diaper need with sanitary health concerns, delayed development, and maternal depression being just a few. Not having enough diapers can cause significant stress and mental health issues for the family. Our vision is to ensure every diaper wearing person in Idaho has access to the diapers and diapering supplies they need to remain clean, dry, healthy and happy. We have provided over 1 million diapers to babies in need and continue to provide 50,000 per month to fifty agencies including domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, early learning programs, low income health centers, and foodbanks.
Ensuring Access to Diapers