LA Regional Food Bank Diaper Program

LA Regional Food Bank Diaper Program

97% of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank’s distributed product is food while 3% are other grocery items – including diapers. To date, the Food Bank has distributed over 4.3 million diapers since 2019

According to the National Diaper Bank Network, 1 in 3 US families experience diaper need. The network reports that babies without clean diapers are exposed to more potential health risks and are less likely accepted to daycares, leaving parents unable to attend work. Federal assistance programs do not currently provide adequate funds for buying diapers. Diapers can’t be bought with funds given through nutrition programs administered by the Department of Agriculture.

“Some families that we serve may be on the California implementation of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp program) which provides financial assistance for purchasing food to low-income California residents and may not be able to afford diapers or wipes,” shares Food Bank Agency Relations & Product Donations Director, Liz Cervantes.

Each family receives approximately 40 diapers per child per month – the average “diaper gap” per child per month. Ever since the Food Bank received a $2.5 million grant through the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to support low-income families with baby diapers, over 80,000 households in Los Angeles County have received diapers through this program. 

Initially, the Food Bank was working directly with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and supporting them through 13-15 sites through the County before the pandemic forced sites to adapt to a virtual platform.

“Families are happy to support their babies better because diapers are costly,” said Cervantes.

There are currently 53 partner agencies participating in this program with the Food Bank. The Food Bank is working on expanding the program within our agency network of over 700 organizations. 

The following partner agencies are currently enrolled in this program: 

Diaper Distributions
Agency Name Address City Zip
All Peoples Christian Center 822 E. 20th Street Los Angeles 90058
bread of Life- Avalon 701 East 88th Place Los Angeles 90012
Bread of Life-Washington 5175 1/2 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles 90016
Calvary Prebysterian Church 13560 Hawthorne Blvd Hawthorne 90250
Christ Living Gospel 5007 Navarro St Los Angeles 90032
Christian Outreach 515 E. 3rd St Long Beach 90802
Community Child 18807 Crenshaw Pl Torrance 90504
Door of Hope 1414 South Atlantic Blvd. Los Angeles 90022
Eastmont Community Center 701 Hoefner Avenue Los Angeles 90022
First United Methodist Church 15701 E. Hill St. La Puente 91744
First Unitarian 2936 W. 8th St Los Angeles 90005
Foothill Unity Center 790 W. Chestnut Avenue Monrovia 91016
Foothill Unity Center 191 N. Oak Avenue Pasadena 91107
Grace Resource 45134 N. Sierra Hwy. Lancaster 93534
Hathaway Sycamores 840 N. Ave 66 Los Angeles 90042
Hope Chapel 6015 W Avenue J8 Quartz Hill 93536
Hope Chapel Foursquare 2420 Pacific Coast Highway Hermosa Beach 90254
Houses of Light 19359 Londelius Street Northridge 91324
Immanuel Presbyterian 3300 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles 90010
Inland Valley Hope Partners 209 W. Pearl Street Pomona 91768
Inland Valley Hope Partners 904 E. California Street Ontario 91761
Inland Valley Hope Partners 660 N. Mountain Avenue Claremont 91711
Inland Valley Hope Partners 110 E. Third Street San Dimas 91773
Inland Valley Hope Partners 810 S. White Ave Pomona 91766
integrated Care 5715 South Broadway Los Angeles 90037
Interfaith Food Center 11819 Burke Street Santa Fe Springs 90670
JFS/ SOVA 16439 Vanowen Street Van Nuys 91406
Karsh Family SSC 3750 W. 6th St Los Angeles 91020
Meet Each Need with Dignity 10641 San Fernando Rd Pacoima 91331
My Friends House 3533 West 58th Place Los Angeles 90053
New Life 275 E. Foothill Boulvard Pomona 91766
Our Saviour Center 4368 Santa Anita Avenue EL Monte 91731
Salvation Army – Stillman Sawyer Family Services 820 Lomita Blvd. Harbor City 90710
Salvation Army- East L.A. 140 N. Eastman Avenue Los Angeles 90063
Salvation Army Hollywood 5941 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles 90028
Salvation Army- L.A. Central Corp 906 S. Francisco Street Los Angeles 90015
Salvation Army- LA Central 1532 West 11th St Los Angeles 90015
Salvation Army San Fernando Valley Corps. 14917 Victory Blvd. Van Nuys 91411
Salvation Army Southeast Comm. Corp 2965 E. Gage Avenue Huntington Park 90255
Salvation Army- Whittier Corp. 7926 Pickering Avenue Whittier 90602
San Gabriel Valley 4602 n Peck Rd. El Monte 91732
Shepherds Pantry 13020 Francisquito Ave Baldwin Park 91706
Silverlake Community 2930 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles 90027
South Central LA 2250 S. Western Ave Los Angeles 90018
St. Francis Center 1835 S. Hope Street Los Angeles 90015
St. John Vianney 1345 Turnbull Canyon Road Hacienda Heights 91745
St. Joseph 204 Hampton Drive Los Angeles 90291
St. Margaret’s Center 10217 s Inglewood Ave Inglewood 90304
The Universal Church 625 S. Bonnie Brae Los Angeles 90057
United University 2208 S. Union Ave Los Angeles 90007
Prince of Peace – Woodland Hills 5700 Rudnick Ave Woodland Hills 91367
Prince of Peace- Canoga Park 22103 Van Owen St Canoga Park 91303
Servants Arms 1720 N. Walnut Ave La Puente 91744

 

Resources:

nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org

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