Diaper Bank preparing for Diaper Blow Out

The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank is hosting Mission & Muffins Dec. 8 from 8-10 a.m. in preparation of the Diaper Blow Out, a community holiday distribution event for families in need.

Mission & Muffins is a pop-up style breakfast at the Diaper Bank’s headquarters located, 6141 Etzel Ave. All monetary donations will go toward purchasing diapers and menstrual hygiene products for the organization. Volunteers are needed to count, sort and wrap diapers for the Blow Out. To volunteer at Mission & Muffins or make a donation, call 314-624-0888 or visit their website.

The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank collects, stores, and distributes 250,000 free diapers per month to struggling families through a network of 56 community, nonprofit, educational and health care partners serving low-income women and children. To date more than 5.1 million diapers have been distributed in St. Louis including nearly 900,000 diapers during the pandemic.

The St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies (STL APS) is a diaper bank program that collaborates with the Alliance for Period Supplies to ensure access to menstrual hygiene products. The STL APS program distributes period supplies through community partners, as well as advocates for the elimination of “period poverty.” To date more than 450,000 period supplies have been distributed in St. Louis, with 10,800 period supplies allocated each week.  Last year two-thirds of low-income women in St. Louis could not afford menstrual hygiene products, with 46 percent of low-income women having to choose between food and period supplies.