Lincoln's first diaper bank is here!
The Junior League of Lincoln and Center for People in Need have partnered to create the Junior League of Lincoln Diaper Bank. With the formation of this diaper bank, the Center and JLL hope to make an impact on the thousands of Lancaster County residents suffering from diaper need, which is the insufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry and healthy.
In 2021, the JLL Diaper Bank distributed 294,625 diapers to children in need.
"We estimate more than 6,000 children in Lancaster County suffer diaper need," said Chris Funk, the Center's executive director. "We are very happy to be working with the Junior League of Lincoln in ending this unnecessary hardship for children and families in our community."
The JLL Diaper Bank, in partnership with the Center, collects, stores and distributes free disposable diapers to member agencies throughout Lincoln, who then distribute those diapers to their low-income clients. The diaper bank also directly distributes diapers to families in need at the Center's facility.