The Hocking County Diaper Bank is able to exist due to donations from our community and occasional grants.  Donated items are available to residents of Hocking County (you do not need to be enrolled in any formal program within HCBDD).

As long as there are diapers stocked in the diaper bank, they will be made available to children birth up to 3 years of age.  We strive to provide 50 diapers per month, per child, and a supply of wipes.  This is our response to match statistics shared by the National Diaper Bank to positively impact a family’s budget.  We do not require financial criteria for accessing the diaper bank as everyone, at some point, may find themselves in need.

All families accessing the diaper and formula bank are provided with the Hocking County Resource Directory.

**Hocking County Board of Developmental Disabilities funding does not pay for any supplies for the Hocking County Diaper and Formula Bank.

In the late ’90s, volunteer and Hocking County resident, Vera Gable, spent many hours with Help Me Grow families and employees.  Through her experience, she felt led to organize and actively seek donations of diapers and formula to assist families in Hocking County with basic needs for their little ones.  Early Childhood Department staff are honored to be able to continue this community-wide resource.

Over the years, a variety of donations have been made to the diaper bank from individual community members, Rolling Hills 4-H Group, and Antioch Alliance Church.  In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, however, our community has truly gone above and beyond to support our littlest citizens!  Three 4-H groups including Rolling Hills, Purple Clovers and Starr Farmers held a diaper drive!  The local chapter of the Salvation Army shipped box after box of diapers directly to us.  We also applied for, and received grants from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the newly developed Hocking County Community Fund.  We are so grateful for the generosity of our community and especially every person involved in the agencies and groups listed on this page.

In February 2021, we met with representatives from Bottoms Up Diaper Drive.  Bottoms Up has a large vision and service area and requires partnering agencies to hold Diaper Drives which will stock the main Diaper Bank in Lancaster, OH.  Those diapers are then delivered to any/all partnering Diaper Banks throughout 13 counties in Ohio, largely Franklin, Fairfield, and Ross Counties.   Because the Hocking County Diaper and Formula Bank has existed since the mid-90s, we are aware of what the diaper need is, in our county.  When we hold Diaper Drives and seek funding, we prefer for the Diapers to remain here in our county, for this reason, we do not receive diapers from Bottoms Up.  Certainly, “Diaper Need” is great and exists throughout Ohio, if you are looking to provide support beyond Hocking County, we encourage you to visit the Bottoms Up website to learn more.


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