District 5 – Diaper Drive

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District 5 – Diaper Drive

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District 5 Supervisor Jeff Serdy is looking to the community for help through the donations of diapers.

Our office is partnering with Superstition Community Food Bank in order to host a community ‘Diaper Drive’.

On average, a child uses six thousand disposable diapers before being potty trained, and given supply of diapers can
cost $100 a month, it’s no surprise many low-income families struggle to keep their child in clean and dry diapers.

Diapers will be distributed through the Superstition Community Food and the Head Start Program of Apache Junction.
The City of Apache Junction has a poverty rate of 20.4% according to census data, and although traditionally the
holidays tend to be the time of most need, the current COVID-19 crisis has produced an urgent demand.

One out of every 4.9 residents in Apache Junction lives in poverty. The Poverty Rate across the state of Arizona is 17.0%,
meaning Apache Junction has a meaningfully higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line
when compared to the rest of Arizona (Source: welfareinfo.org/poverty-rate/arizona/apache-junction).
Superstition Community Food Bank Executive Director Myra Garcia says, “Since January 2021 we have served 6,000 children
and approximately 3,000 households requesting diapers and baby wipes,” Garcia said.

If anyone would like to contribute to the ‘Diaper Drive’ at this time of crisis, boxes of diapers can be dropped at the
District 5 office in Apache Junction, located at 575 N. Idaho Road, Suite 101, AZ 85119.

For more information, please contact Supervisor Serdy’s office at 480-982-0659.

Details

Start:
August 1
End:
September 22

Venue

District 5 Supervisor Jeff Serdy
575 N Idaho Road, Suite 101
Apache Junction, AZ 85119 United States
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Phone:
480-982-0659
Website:
https://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/bos/pages/district5supervisor.aspx