Federal funding will help families buy diapers in southern Arizona
An Arizona aid group will receive new funding as part of the Diaper Distribution Pilot program, a federal program launched by the Department of Health and Human Services.
This week, southern Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva announced the program would allot some $1.2 million to the Arizona Community Action Association, an advocacy group also known as Wildfire that works on poverty issues.
Grijalva said roughly 1 in 3 families in the U.S. don’t have enough diapers and buying them can be out of reach for many — but there is little public assistance to help.
Wildfire will work with the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona on the project. According to advocacy groups like the Tucson-based Emerge, 1 in 4 southern Arizona families struggle to have enough diapers.