Our mission

is to provide diapers, period products, and incontinence supplies to people in the

ArkLaTex who are experiencing economic challenges.

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We deliver essential

non-food items to people in need

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We work to alleviate poverty

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We educate and advocate

around poverty-related issues

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The Need

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),

and

the Alliance for Period Supplies.

The nearest dedicated diaper bank is in McKinney, Texas near Dallas.

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May is International Period Month!
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When
May 07, 12:00 PM CDT – May 31, 11:59 PM CDT
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