Omaha’s Diaper Bank Hands Out One Millionth Diaper

Omaha’s Diaper Bank Hands Out One Millionth Diaper

OMAHA, Neb. (FOX 42 KPTM) — Everyone knows babies need diapers.

But not many know just how many families need help getting their hands on the basic necessity.

One in three Nebraska families has a hard time affording clean diapers, according to The Life House, Omaha’s diaper bank.

Underscoring that reality, the non-profit handed out its one-millionth diaper Tuesday afternoon.

Cars stretched around the block while volunteers loaded diapers, pull-ups, and food into families’ cars.

That need grew during the pandemic.

Tegan Reed, the non-profit’s executive director, said it took the group six years to reach the one millionth diaper milestone.

She expects it will only take about a year before the group hits two million.

To her, that milestone means babies who have received comfort from a clean and dry diaper over the six years of the group’s work.

“It means the ability to purchase food sometimes, the ability to pay for their bills,” said Reed. “It just allows that room to breathe and to be able to focus on other things that their family needs.”

Tap here if you need diapers or would like to donate to The Life House’s mission.

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