Hunterdon Diaper Bank

The Hunterdon Diaper Bank is a partnership between the United Way of Hunterdon County and food pantries and agencies throughout the county, established to help ease some of the financial stress our neighbors experience by providing free diapers and baby supplies (wipes, lotions, and similar), incontinence products, and menstrual hygiene products.

Why do we do this?

Because 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers for their infants and toddlers, and it costs about $1,000 for a 1-year supply of diapers for one child. For someone who works a full-time minimum wage job, or families with more than one child in diapers, this is a major expense.

Not only do families with young children struggle but more than 2,000 of senior household in Hunterdon County earn under $25,000 annually. The monthly cost of adult incontinence products exceed $200 to $300+ per month.

Finally, we are increasingly seeing the need to provide menstrual hygiene products to women of child-bearing years. This includes but is not limited to women who cannot afford the cost of menstrual supplies, which often leads to missed days of school and/or work.

The Hunterdon Diaper Bank strives to meet a critical community need, as diapers are not covered by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants and Children (WIC), or other programs. The demand for supplies has been exacerbated by the pandemic, and the Diaper Bank has seen a 25% increase in diaper requests, and a 100% increase in incontinence requests from seniors. Over the last year, we regularly have needs that exceed the supply of our Diaper Bank.

Where are supplies distributed?

We regularly provide items to our four food pantry partners throughout Hunterdon County, which include:

Delaware Valley Food Pantry (Lambertville)
Flemington Area Food Pantry (Flemington)
Fisherman's Mark (Lambertville)
Open Cupboard Food Pantry and Thrift Store (Clinton)

If you can help our community meet these needs, we have several ways you can contribute.

Buy diapers via our Amazon Charity list
Buy diapers via our Walmart Registry link
Organize a diaper drive (see video)
Donate online

Or buy locally and drop them off at one of two locations:

United Way of Hunterdon County Community Volunteer Center
20 Fulper Road
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 237-1689

Flemington Area Food Pantry
154 Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-5568

If you have any questions or would like to organize a drive, contact Laura at United Way of Hunterdon County.

On behalf of the hundreds in our community you are helping, we thank you for your support.