Miami County Baby Pantry
The Bare Facts
Every day in Miami County mothers face having to clean out and reuse soiled diapers or – sometimes – having to choose between diapers and other basic needs like food. In 2010 Huggies conducted a study that found 1 in 3 American moms have had to face this choice.
Did you know?
Did you know?
- Infants need up to 12 diapers per day; toddlers about 8 diapers per day.
- Government assistance, such as WIC (i.e. food stamps), does not cover diaper purchases (or other paper goods).
- In low-income households, babies often spend the entire day or longer in a single diaper because the family cannot afford to buy an adequate supply of diapers (an adequate supply of diapers costs over $100/month).
Keeping Bottoms Covered
At the Miami County Center for Life we offer a public Baby Pantry to low-income families in Miami County and have offered this service to the community for more than 10 years. In 2011 we were able to provide 2,973 packs of 20 diapers to hundreds of babies in our county with the support of a very caring community. That's close to 60,000 diapers that we distributed!
In addition to diapers, the Center for Life provides other basic necessities to parents and their babies in Miami County. In 2011, we distributed the following: 422 cans of formula; 441 jars/boxes of food; 1,442 bags of baby clothes; 209 maternity clothes; 7 bassinettes; 5 toddler beds; 7 cribs; 47 mattresses; 40 strollers; 9 play pens; 2 baby swings; 21 high chairs; 811 toys; 166 Christmas toys/gifts; 6 pregnancy test kits; 25 car seats; and 1,691 miscellaneous items. This was made possible through the generosity of individual donors, county businesses, churches, and community organizations.
Help a Little Bottom Today
Together, we can help more babies have enough diapers and essential items to prevent adverse experiences, like diaper need, early in life. The Miami County Baby Pantry survives only on in-kind and monetary donations, and relies on community support to keep it stocked with baby items like formula, diapers and wipes. Donations may be dropped off at the Center for Life during office hours.