Families to receive 500K diapers during pandemic
Through a new partnership, 10,000 needy families in the city will receive half a million diapers over the next two months, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced today. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa said the partnership will begin April 9, and local organizations will distribute the diapers. Dzirasa said the demand at local nonprofits for diapers has surged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is our hope that this partnership will provide comfort for families in need during these difficult times,” she said.
Even before the pandemic, 1 in 3 families across the country struggled to afford diapers to keep children clean and dry. The city health department received funds from the Maryland Department of Health and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and grants from the Baltimore Community Foundation and Abell Foundation, to purchase the diapers. The city is partnering with Share Baby, a local nonprofit that supplies diapers and other essential needs for children, to distribute the diapers.
Source: Baltimore Fishbowl