This week, Sam’s Club locations across the valley donated more than 1,000 boxes of diapers and wipes to Three Square Food Bank to help local families in need.
Nationally the company partnered with the Feeding America network of food banks to provide more than 40,000 boxes, or around 5.7 million diapers to families in need throughout the country.
Summer should be a time for carefree fun and cookouts, but the reality is that the four out of five children who rely on school programs to receive consistent, healthy meals during the school year don’t have the same support during summer. This makes finances even tougher for families with young children.
With babies needing between six and 12 diapers a day, this comes at a major expense to families needing help. In a recent study by Feeding America, 44 percent of low income families struggling to afford basic necessities noted that one coping strategy they’ve used is delaying changing a diaper. The same study found that 32 percent of respondents reused diapers due to economic restraints.
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