Our mission is to provide

diapers, period products, and incontinence supplies

at no cost

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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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.

Basic Necessities

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.

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Events

  • Pre-Holiday Diaper Drive
    Oct 01, 12:00 AM – Oct 31, 11:59 PM
    Basic Necessities, 2620 Centenary Blvd building 2 suite 140, Shreveport, LA 71104, USA
    This 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!
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