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 does the ArkLaTex 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, & 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.
Access to these free supplies helps alleviate poverty, and prevents unsanitary living conditions, unnecessary illness, & expensive medical bills for many of our neighbors.
Basic Necessities is the only designated,
nationally-recognized, certified diaper bank in the ArkLaTex,
and is a member of both the