PDX Diaper Bank
In collaboration with partner agencies, PDX Diaper Bank provides diapers and diapering supplies to low-income families with young children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities living in Portland and the surrounding areas.
Bottom Line for Portland
PDX Diaper Bank distributes diapering supplies monthly to a diverse network of nonprofit partner agencies, all of which provide critical services to low-income children and families working toward goals of health, economic stability, and educational achievements. PDX Diaper Bank has provided more than 3 million diapers (cloth and disposable) to the community since 2012.
“Thank God I was able to get these diapers. If I couldn't get them today [to provide to the daycare center], I probably would have lost my job.” -Local Mom/Working towards housing stability and safety
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Systemic inequities, including access to diapers, were magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to address this, PDX Diaper Bank developed a new program that facilitated the immediate distribution of an additional 600,000 diapers to support a network of 21 BIPOC-led organizations; we prioritize support to organizations that support communities of color through cultural and linguistic practices. PDX Diaper Bank also prioritizes decision-making led by people personally connected to the communities we serve; our staff and board identify as parents, have personally experienced diaper need and/or work with families impacted by diaper need.