CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Free baby diapers and feminine hygiene products are music to the ears of many families. A Clarksdale, Miss., nonprofit is making sure they are getting their services to those who need it in the delta.
Diaper Bank of the Delta is taking its services on the road.
In the past, families had to drive to Clarksdale to get the diapers from the Diaper Bank of the Delta, but because of COVID-19, a lot of people are not able to get out, so they are bringing the diapers to communities in the form of pop-up diaper banks.
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“We are carrying the diaper bank to them, and so far we have visited... this is our seventh city,” Chelsea Presley told FOX13.
Presley is the Executive Director of the Diaper Bank of the Delta. She started it two years ago because she saw a need.
“I am a community health worker, and I was doing home visits and one of the things I saw was families struggling and not having enough diapers. Baby diapers were sagging on the ground, or they didn't have diapers,” Presley said.
Thursday, cars crowded a busy Tunica County church parking lot to get the diapers.
“We are looking at helping close to one hundred and fifty to two hundred families,” she said.
Tuesday the Diaper Bank of the Delta will give away diapers in Panola County at the old Fred’s store in Sardis from 10 a.m. to noon, and then in Como from 2 to 4 p.m. across the street from First Security Bank.
To get the diapers you must bring a photo i.d. and a copy of your child's birth certificate.
There is also a registration form to fill out.
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