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Athens Area Diaper Bank plans to expand to direct delivery in rural communities

Athens Area Diaper Bank

The Athens Area Diaper Bank announced that it will use its new distribution van to bring resources to rural families in need and aims to provide 30,000 diapers monthly to the community by the end of 2024.

The nonprofit works to stop diaper need by providing low-income families in Athens and the surrounding counties with diapers, a cost that government assistance programs do not cover the cost of.

The van currently helps the organization distribute diapers to local community partners, such as other non-profits, government agencies, schools and churches. Athens Area Diaper Bank’s new delivery system will bring diapers directly to rural families in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe in the coming months.

The effort is federally funded and supported by Community Project Funding through Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff. Helping Mamas, a Georgia based nonprofit with a similar mission, received $449,000 in 2023 “to provide diapers to low-income families in and around Albany and Athens,” according to Ossoff’s website.

“We are so grateful to have this opportunity,” said organization founder and executive director Erin Campbell. “There are fewer resources available for families in rural communities, so this van helps bridge the gap between our services and the families that need them.”

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