One in three families struggles to afford diapers, and the pandemic has made things worse. But there are people helping. In Green Lake County, Jake’s Diapers has partnered with the Health and Human Services Department, Bella Medical Clinic, and the Children’s Wisconsin Start Right Home Visitor program to get free diapers into the hands of those who need them the most.
A $15,000 grant from the Green Lake Basic Needs Fund accelerated efforts to create a network of key service organizations to distribute diapers and other basic hygiene essentials throughout the county.
“In rural areas where people and nonprofits have limited access to resources to help others out, it can be challenging to identify and reach families in need. Through this grant, we hope to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to reach these rural communities and develop repeatable systems to make this happen.” – Lyssa Schmidt, Director of Communications for Jake’s Diapers.