The Nappie Project
In 2015, Food Bank volunteer Jan Touslee noticed that many of the families that needed food also needed other necessities, like diapers. That realization started Jan on a journey to provide diapers to families in need in Fort Collins, Loveland, and throughout the community. The Nappie Project was born.
Today, the Food Bank distributes nearly 200,000 diapers a year to clients, and local partner agencies receive thousands more through The Nappie Project. In fact, in 2021 The Nappie Project surpassed the 1 million diapers distributed mark.
Diaper need is defined as the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy. The National Diaper Bank Network estimates that 1 in 3 families experience diaper need. And it isn’t getting any easier. The Nappie Project reports that during the pandemic it distributed 40 percent more diapers, while the nation’s largest diaper producers recently announced price increases.
That’s why initiatives like The Nappie Project are so important. They help families in need access critical services, helping them live healthy and productive lives.
If you are a parent with little ones in need of diapers, simply visit one of the Food Bank’s pantries. Location details can be found here.
Want to help? There are several ways you can get involved and help little behinds get a little ahead.
*If you would like to designate a donation for The Nappie Project, please indicate that in the Gift Designation section of our donation page.