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Our mission is to provide

diapers and period product supplies at no cost

to people in need

in the ArkLaTex region.


Show your support by donating or becoming a sponsor!

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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, period products, and incontinence supplies for families unless these items are part of a doctor-prescribed treatment plan for a medical condition.

Basic Necessities 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 National Diaper Bank Network and the Alliance for Period Supplies.

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