Our mission is to provide
diapers, period products, and incontinence supplies
at no cost
to people in the ArkLaTex
who are experiencing
We deliver essential
non-food items to people in need
We work to alleviate poverty
We educate and advocate
around poverty-related issues
Why do we need a diaper & period supply bank?
The ArkLaTex region has a 25% poverty rate, ranking among the worst
in the United States.
We also have a 50%+ ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, or "working poor") rate according to the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.
Public assistance programs like SNAP, WIC, and Medicaid do not cover the cost of
diapers and period products for families
unless these items are part of a doctor-prescribed treatment plan for a medical condition.
collects & distributes
these important sanitary supplies to people in need throughout the ArkLaTex region.
This helps alleviate poverty,
and prevents unsanitary living conditions, unnecessary illness, & expensive medical bills for a large portion of our population.
Basic Necessities is the only
nationally-recognized, certified diaper bank in the ArkLaTex,
and is a member of both the
National Diaper Bank Network and
the Alliance for Period Supplies.
- 01-oct. 00:00 – 31-oct. 23:59Basic Necessities, 2620 Centenary Blvd building 2 suite 140, Shreveport, LA 71104, USAThis October, we will host a Pre-Holiday Diaper Drive to benefit our clients in the ArkLaTex. This drive is made possible through a generous sponsorship from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. Give in-person or online!