Organizations start first Lincoln diaper bank during National Diaper Need Awareness Week

Local leaders say diapers and food are needed now more than ever for some Lincoln families.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –The mayor has declared this week National Diaper Need Awareness week.
Local leaders say diapers and food are needed now more than ever for some Lincoln families.
Two local organizations partnered together to get needed diapers to Lincoln families.

“The goal of the diaper bank is to provide and help families who need diapers,” says Elizabeth Everett, Junior League Of Lincoln. “So right now in Lancaster County, we estimate that about 6,000 children may experience diaper need so the goal is to hopefully reach all of those children and help them with their diaper supplies.”

It’s the first diaper bank in Lincoln but diapers are not the only need.  Leaders at the Center For People In Need say numbers have more than doubled for families, averaging helping over 600 families a week in March to over 1,600 just this week. All coming for food.

“We know that, that need is great and you only have so much money,” said Steve Sheridan, for the Center For People In Need. “Especially if you have reduced hours in your work and that money know that you’re getting has to stretch a long way. So, being able to provide some food and some diapers for families that are really struggling, its obviously one of those barriers that we’re able to eliminate or reduce.”
Diaper donation bins are at select businesses in the Capital City. To find out more on how to help, visit https://www.cfpin.org/

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