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Ending period poverty: Galesburg non-profit addresses flow of menstrual supplies to those in need

Period Poverty Awareness Week is May 23-29.

Lee Ann Porter founded Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank in 2015 to address diaper need in her community. Since then, the organization has expanded from the founder’s home to a 5,000-square-foot warehouse serving most of west central Illinois and has distributed 1.5 million diapers to families in need.

Rep. Cheri Bustos & Executive Director Lee Ann Porter

Illinois Representative Cheri Bustos chats with Executive Director Lee Ann Porter about the diaper bank distributing their One-Millionth diaper.

Galesburg nonprofit handing out free diapers to parents in need

GALESBURG, Ill. — Update:  The next stop is Monmouth Illinois on Tuesday, May 12. With millions laid off, a Galesburg nonprofit is giving back by offering parents free diapers for their children. Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank started handing out free diapers in Galesburg, Illinois on April 20 after receiving $150,000 from the Illinois COVID-19 emergency response fund.

Galesburg woman offers Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank from personal hardship

GALESBURG, Illinois – Lee Ann Porter remembers the pain of needing to pawn her wedding ring. “You pretty much end up feeling like a failure as a parent,” she recalled, on Monday, September 24. But needing cash to buy diapers, there was nowhere else to turn.

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