General Information on Diaper Banks
How to Start a Diaper Bank
How to Have a Successful Diaper Drive
Listing of US Diaper Banks
Diapers banks are a relatively new resource for those who cannot afford to purchase needed absorbent incontinence products due to financial difficulties. Some banks are focused on the needs of a newborn or small child, but many also include adult incontinence products.
Diaper banks distribute their resources through local agencies such as nonprofit organizations like United Way, religious organizations (churches and synagogues), and school family resource centers. They are not distributed directly to individuals. Individuals who need assistance must contact the appropriate local agency who will obtain the needed supplies for the person in need.
Many communities are responding to the great need to get absorbent incontinence products to those who are unable to afford them, and so the number of these banks is growing. If you are interested in starting one in your locale, many of the banks give ideas on how to start an absorbent products drive in your community. The Diaper Bank of New Haven, CT, while at this time only serving the needs of infants and toddlers, has good advice for how to start a bank. You may wish to contact other absorbent products banks in the US and ask them how you might expand your bank to include adult products.
There are many good ideas on the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona website for doing absorbent product drives in your community:
Many of the other banks in the US also have information on product drives and how to conduct them. You can see their ideas on their websites. See the listing below for links to the many websites.
If you have absorbent products that you will not be needing, please contact your nearest bank or donation center to donate your new and much needed products.
The list below is of known adult absorbent products distribution points (or diaper banks) in the US. We have tried to not include organizations that only provide infant diapers. However, services change and some may only serve infants, and others may add adult products as the need grows. We continually try to update this list as we learn of new banks or as services change. If you are aware of a bank not on our list, please forward the information to us in our Contact Us area. If you learn that a bank is no longer providing adult products, we need to know that too. Thank you!
Please note: The Simon Foundation for Continence does not have any products and we do not sell any products. We are unable to provide compensation or reimbursement for products.
Service Center of Catholic Social Services - Mobile, AL
Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona - Tuscon AZ
Family Diaper Bank Inc - Oracle, AZ
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance - also distributes absorbent products - Phoenix, AZ
Adult Brief Bank - Tolleson, AZ
Diaper Bank of Yuma - Yuma, AZ
North State Diaper Bank- Chico, CA
East Bay Diaper Bank - Danville, CA
St. Margaret's Center/Catholic Charities of LA - Lennox, CA
California Emergency Foodlink - Sacramento, CA
Mile High Diaper Bank - Littleton, CO (services metro Denver)
Discreet Undergarment Bank for You - Bozrah, CT
(860-383-2290 ext 4)
Diaper Bank of Connecticutt - New Haven, CT
IHSP Diaper Bank - Putnam, CT
Destiny Diaper Bank - Cape Coral, FL
(expanded in Feb. 2010 to include North Fort Myers area, also)
Treasure Coast Food Bank - Fort Pierce, FL
Atlanta Community Food Bank - Atlanta, GA
Diaper Bank Partnership of Lake County, IL
Any Lake County Illinois resident has access to the diaper bank by contacting any local social service agency to get help.
Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois - McHenry, IL
Diaper Bank of Southern Illinois - Carbonale, IL
Fremont Township - Mundelein, IL
Call 847-223-2847 if you live in the township and need assistance
Messy Moments Ministry - Sparta, IL
Evansville Christian Life Center - Evansville, IN
Autism Support Group of Genesee County - Grand Blanc, MI
The Detroit Area Diaper Bank - Detroit, MI
The Diaper Alliance - Midland, MI
Families Helping Each Other - St. Paul, MN
The Diaper Drive - Spring Lake Park, MN
Diaper Bank of North Carolina - Durham, NC
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina - Raleigh, NC
Adult Care Brief Bank, Bergen County, NJ
Hunterdon Diaper Bank - Hunterdon County, NJ
Child & Family Resources - Mount Arlington, NJ
Diaper Bank of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Northern Nevada Diaper Bank - Reno, NV (Women and Children's Center of Sierra, NV are the coordinators for the Bank - Phone:(775) 825-7395)
Things of My Very Own, Inc.-Crisis Intervention Center - Schenectady, NY
Mid-Ohio Foodbank - Grove City, OH
Together We Make a Difference - Napoleon OH
Bend Community Center/Diaper Bank - Bend OR
PDX Diaper Bank - Portland OR
Mitzvah Circle Foundation - Blue Bell, PA
The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank - Richboro, PA
Austin Diaper Bank - Austin, TX
Texas Diaper Bank - San Antonio, TX
Tricities Diaper Ministry - Bristol, VA
Hope Charitable Services-Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank - Portsmouth, VA
If you are in need of baby diapers or diaper products for toddlers and older children, use the listing available on the National Diaper Bank Network.
Another resource where you may find products at a greatly reduced cost, but not free, is on Craigslist.
Other resources and ideas on reimbursement can be located on our website, Continence Central: About Reimbursement
Page last modified 22 September 2016