Fort Worth, TX – The Junior League of Fort Worth Diaper Bank (JLFW Diaper Bank) was launched in 2019 after identifying a gap in area services, creating the first-ever Diaper Bank in Tarrant County. The goal of the program is to serve as a mobilizer and connector for the diaper need of all sizes in Tarrant County.
The JLFW Diaper Bank works in partnership with Tarrant Area Food Bank to help Fort Worth non-profit agencies meet a current need and address poverty with compassion. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, JLFW Diaper Bank obtains diapers through direct wholesale purchases and community diaper donations, with a goal to close the diaper need gap in our community.
Tarrant County is the 15th largest county in the United States, with a population of over 2 million people, an estimated 11% of which fall below the poverty line. JLFW Diaper Bank aims to target those with diaper need of all sizes, with an acute focus on those families with children under the age of 5 that are below the poverty line. There are an estimated 26,000 children under the age of 5 and 17,000 families with children under the age of 5 in Tarrant County living below the poverty level (ACS 2020).
The National Diaper Bank Network estimates that the average household in-need falls short
by 19 diapers per month. This estimates the total annual diaper shortfall of Tarrant County at nearly 4 million diapers.
Since launch in 2020, the JLFW Diaper Bank has distributed over 800,000 infant and adult diapers to the community. In support of National Diaper Need Awareness Week, the Junior League of Fort Worth will elevate awareness of the diaper need across the United States. “Diaper Need Awareness Week, beginning September 26th, provides us the opportunity to engage in real talk about diaper need in our community and simple actions to help support our neighbors through the JLFW Diaper Bank.” says Becky Escott, Junior League Fort Worth President.
In the month of September, members of JLFW, along with their friends and family, have rallied together to donate almost 40,000 diapers to the Diaper Bank. The JLFW Diaper Bank distributes supplies exclusively to approved Partner Agencies in order to best
serve the community. The Diaper Bank is unable to serve individuals and will direct them to local partner agencies.
For more information and to learn how to support the JLFW Diaper Bank, please visit the agency website at https://www.juniorleaguefw.org/community-impact/diaper-bank/ or contact the JLFW Diaper Bank at email@example.com.
About the Junior League of Fort Worth:
The Junior League of Fort Worth, Texas, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.