Priority Health extends its partnerships with Southwest Michigan organizations to support families in need of diapers
(Grand Rapids, Mich. – March 2, 2021) Priority Health is continuing its support of the Battle Creek Family YMCA/Battle Creek Diaper Initiative and St. Luke's Diaper Bank in Kalamazoo. Through October 6, Priority Health will support local families in need of diapers, as 1 in 3 families in the U.S. struggle to provide enough diapers for their children, according to a study conducted by the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and Huggies.
"Last year our team was able to partner with these great organizations in Southwest Michigan to distribute diapers to families in need, as many are still dealing with the continued economic fallout from COVID-19," said Shannon Wilson, Vice President of State Markets East at Priority Health. "We know that some families are forced to keep their children home from school or daycare because of a lack of diapers, and we want to help address this important issue."
Every Tuesday from March 2 to September 7, Priority Health will support drive-up diaper distributions held by St. Luke" Diaper Bank in Kalamazoo. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, families will be able to pick up diapers at alternate distribution sites including St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Douglass Community Association. Please see St. Luke's Diaper Bank's Facebook page for the schedule. Founded in 2015, St. Luke's Diaper Bank provides diapers to an average of 550 families per month in the city of Kalamazoo.
From April 7 to October 6, Priority Health will continue to lend its support to the Battle Creek Family YMCA and Battle Creek Diaper Initiative serving approximately 150 families per week. Every Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST, families can drive through to pick up diapers and wipes at the Battle Creek Family YMCA.
These extended partnerships are in addition to the nearly 230,000 diapers distributed last year in Southwest Michigan through the support of Priority Health.