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 serves as a dedicated hub for collection & distribution of these items to low-income people in the ArkLaTex.
We are on track to be the only nationally-recognized, certified diaper bank in our region.
Basic Necessities follows guidelines for best practices, and is pursuing certification from, the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).
Basic Necessities is a member of
the Alliance for Period Supplies.
The nearest dedicated diaper bank is in McKinney, Texas near Dallas.
- Sat, Jul 18Red Handed Tattoo ParlorYou are invited to Basic Necessities’ FIRST diaper/period supply drive! We will be accepting diapers, period products & incontinence supplies in their original packaging. Volunteers will be stationed in the parking lot to receive no-contact donations...just drive up & drop off!