The diaper bank could offer tremendous help for unemployed mothers that lost their jobs after getting pregnant and opted to remain jobless to take care of their babies. Losing income could be challenging to a struggling family because the cost of diapers is no joke. Expenses for these disposable necessities added to money for other needs like milk, food, and other basic needs adds up to a large burden.

Diaper banks help alleviate the burdens of the poor and jobless

This is the reason behind the establishment of diaper banks that have increased through the years.

This innovative and charitable idea was conceived to help struggling families who have babies to have access to this necessity and thereby helping the family meet its needs.

When the welfare reform law was signed in 1996 under the Bill Clinton administration, many parents struggled all the more. The gap in the social safety net paved the way to the establishments of the diaper banks according to a report by the Huffington Post. The first one was put up in Tucson, Arizona in 2000 following several years of volunteer-driven diaper holidays.

Hundreds of diaper banks have been established for the past 17 years distributing diapers to needy families. However, diaper bank managers say that they need more volunteer suppliers because they still have lots of demands not supplied.

Help from the government is not available for these banks, so they have to rely only on humanitarian acts of private citizens and donors.

Private companies offer help

Joanne Goldblum, the National Diaper Bank Network director said that many Americans have to social safety net so this problem can at least be addressed through diaper bank operations.

Two companies, Huggies and Cub Foods have teamed up to provide diapers for poor families in Minnesota as reported by the Post Bulletin. The companies have planned a way to donate to the diaper bank in the locality.

Diapers can be perceived as a no-big-deal expense for those who have enough resources in life. But for those who live below the poverty line, free diapers could mean money for some basic needs.

The inability to buy even diapers for their babies can lead women to be desperate because of psychological issues rooting from inability to provide for their babies.

The brains behind the establishment of diaper banks should be given due credit because of their desire to give sustenance to those who have the least resources.