A recent study shows that one in three families is struggling with buying diapers on a regular basis. To help those families, Sieda Community Action is holding a diaper drive during October. Brian Dunn is Sieda’s executive director.
“We have a diaper pantry right now that serves Wapello County residents. During the month of October, the local HyVees in Ottumwa are holding a diaper drive for us from the first through the 31st.”
Amerigroup is joining Sieda to hold a volunteer community diaper packing event this coming Thursday (10/14) from Noon to 4:30pm. Dunn says diapers will be broken down into packages of 25 diapers—with each eligible family getting two of those packages per month. Among those expected to volunteer Thursday are US Senator Joni Ernst and Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks. For more information on Sieda’s diaper pantry program in Wapello County, call 641-682-8741.