Monday, July 16, 2018

“We do it because there’s a need”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
“Times were really financially tough, and we’re still behind on bills and catching up,” Leal said. “Once I started working again, it came a little bit easier. You have to turn to your community, and that’s what I’ve been doing, and I’m not ashamed of it.” 
The problem is, diapers are not a WIC-covered item, and the twins easily zip through close to 60 per week. Food pantries can be a sporadic source for the pricey baby staple – especially the right size – because they rely on donations. 
That’s where Benda’s Diaper Project comes in. 
“Most food pantries, the diapers might be donated,” Diaper Project coordinator Eva Benda said, “but it’s not really a fundamental thing they do.”

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Diapers Galore
diapers (Flickr photo via domandtrey)

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