Our mission is to provide
diapers, period products, and incontinence supplies
to people in the
ArkLaTex who are experiencing economic challenges.
We deliver essential
non-food items to people in need
We work to alleviate poverty
We educate and advocate
around poverty-related issues
SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, and other publicly-funded assistance programs
do not cover diapers & period products
unless they are part of a doctor-prescribed treatment plan for a medical condition.
Basic Necessities is a dedicated hub for collection & distribution of these items to low-income people in the ArkLaTex.
We are the only nationally-recognized, certified diaper bank in our region.
Basic Necessities is a member of the
National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN),
the Alliance for Period Supplies.
The nearest dedicated diaper bank is in McKinney, Texas near Dallas.