A Beacon Hill North woman is conducting a diaper drive for local food banks for Lent, and she’s looking for donations.
Danusha McRae is looking for donations of any new disposable diapers to be given to parents who use local food bank services.
Last year, she collected almost 3,000 diapers during the drive. This year, the diapers she collects will be handed out to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard, the Ottawa Community Resource Center and Joseph’s Storehouse Food Bank at the Lifecentre in Blackburn Hamlet.
She’s looking for either purchased diapers for donation, or diapers from parents who have any their children have outgrown.
“A lot of moms with young children use the resources of the food bank,” McRae said. ‘They’re always in need because you go through them so quickly.”
A mother of three, she estimated a parent can spend about $20 a week per child on diapers, a steep cost on a fixed income.
Anyone wishing to donate diapers can coordinate with McRae for a pick-up or drop-off by phoning her at 613-868-8469 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.