PEORIA… “Earlier this Spring, I listened intently to heartfelt testimony in the Human Services Appropriations Committee about families that cannot afford enough diapers for their children,” said Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) in November upon the launch of his First Holiday Diaper Drive.  “Many people don’t realize that programs like WIC and SNAP do not pay for diapers, rash creams or other infant supplies.  Diapers are an essential and often overlooked need for families struggling financially around the holidays.”

Rep. Spain followed through on his promise to help those families in need with deliveries of diapers and supplies to area pantries, including the Center for Prevention of Abuse, St. Gianna Diaper Pantry, and Peoria Area Food Bank in Peoria on Wednesday.  Over 1,800 diapers, nearly 1,800 wipes and about a dozen diaper rash creams were delivered to the food and diaper banks by Rep. Spain personally on Wednesday as part of a district-wide effort to help with diaper and supply donations in time to distribute to families before Christmas.

Rep. Spain’s Holiday Diaper Drive collections ran from November 13- December 11 to help address the insufficient supply of diapers to keep infants in need clean, dry, and healthy.  In total, over 4,000 diapers were collected, nearly 5,000 wipes and several dozen diaper rash creams.


“The need is so great with all of these organizations that I would encourage the community to reach out and see what they can do to help further with these organizations in fulfilling their missions.  In many cases, the thousands of diapers and wipes donated as part of this drive will be distributed within hours or days with additional need already in place.  Donations of diapers and baby supplies are often overlooked in donations to all pantries.  There is significant need for especially sizes 4, 5, and 6 diapers,” said Rep. Ryan Spain.

Children under the age of 5 comprise 13 percent of the State’s SNAP recipients and more than 25% of WIC recipients are infants.  Diapers cost an average of $18 per week or $936 per year.  According to the National Diaper Bank Network, low-income families report a shortage of 50 diapers per month. 

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PEORIA… “Earlier this Spring, I listened intently to heartfelt testimony in the Human Services Appropriations Committee about families that cannot afford enough diapers for their children,” said Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) in November upon the launch of his First Holiday Diaper Drive.  “Many people don’t realize that programs like WIC and SNAP do not pay for diapers, rash creams or other infant supplies.  Diapers are an essential and often overlooked need for families struggling financially around the holidays.”

Rep. Spain followed through on his promise to help those families in need with a delivery of diapers and supplies to area pantries, including the Pregnancy Resource Center in Toulon.  Over 300 diapers, over 600 wipes and several diaper rash creams were delivered to the Pregnancy Resource Center by Rep. Spain’s staff as part of a district-wide effort to help with diaper and supply donations in time to distribute to families before Christmas.

Rep. Spain’s Holiday Diaper Drive collections ran from November 13- December 11 to help address the insufficient supply of diapers to keep infants in need clean, dry, and healthy.  In total, over 4,000 diapers were collected, nearly 5,000 wipes and several dozen diaper rash creams.

“I am honored to help Stark County families in need with this diaper donation to the Pregnancy Resource Center.  I am certain that the staff at the Center will put these to good use in helping families in Stark County,” said Rep. Ryan Spain.

Children under the age of 5 comprise 13 percent of the State’s SNAP recipients and more than 25% of WIC recipients are infants.  Diapers cost an average of $18 per week or $936 per year.  According to the National Diaper Bank Network, low-income families report a shortage of 50 diapers per month. 

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PEORIA… “Earlier this Spring, I listened intently to heartfelt testimony in the Human Services Appropriations Committee about families that cannot afford enough diapers for their children,” said Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) in November upon the launch of his First Holiday Diaper Drive.  “Many people don’t realize that programs like WIC and SNAP do not pay for diapers, rash creams or other infant supplies.  Diapers are an essential and often overlooked need for families struggling financially around the holidays.”

Rep. Spain followed through on his promise to help those families in need on Friday with the first round of deliveries of diapers and supplies to area pantries, including Chillicothe Assembly of God Food Pantry.  Over 700 diapers, over 850 wipes and several diaper rash creams were delivered to the Chillicothe pantry by Rep. Spain’s personally as part of a district-wide effort to help with diaper and supply donations in time to distribute to families before Christmas.

Rep. Spain’s Holiday Diaper Drive collections ran from November 13- December 11 to help address the insufficient supply of diapers to keep infants in need clean, dry, and healthy.  In total, over 4,000 diapers were collected, nearly 5,000 wipes and several dozen diaper rash creams.

“Pastor Ed Dutton does an amazing job helping those in need with the Chillicothe Assembly of God Food Pantry,” said Rep. Spain following the delivery and tour of the pantry.  “I am honored to help the pantry with garnering donations of a hard-to-get item at a time of year that is so important for families.  I would further encourage any one that would like to participate more in helping the pantry to contact Pastor Dutton.  Your donations will go a long way to helping Chillicothe area families.”

Children under the age of 5 comprise 13 percent of the State’s SNAP recipients and more than 25% of WIC recipients are infants.  Diapers cost an average of $18 per week or $936 per year.  According to the National Diaper Bank Network, low-income families report a shortage of 50 diapers per month. 

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PEORIA… “Earlier this Spring, I listened intently to heartfelt testimony in the Human Services Appropriations Committee about families that cannot afford enough diapers for their children,” said Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) in November upon the launch of his First Holiday Diaper Drive.  “Many people don’t realize that programs like WIC and SNAP do not pay for diapers, rash creams or other infant supplies.  Diapers are an essential and often overlooked need for families struggling financially around the holidays.”

Rep. Spain followed through on his promise to help those families in need on Friday with the first round of deliveries of diapers and supplies to area pantries, including Koinonia Food Pantry in Lacon.  Over 500 diapers, over 800 wipes and several diaper rash creams were delivered to the Lacon pantry by Rep. Spain’s personally as part of a district-wide effort to help with diaper and supply donations in time to distribute to families before Christmas.

Rep. Spain’s Holiday Diaper Drive collections ran from November 13- December 11 to help address the insufficient supply of diapers to keep infants in need clean, dry, and healthy.  In total, over 4,000 diapers were collected, nearly 5,000 wipes and several dozen diaper rash creams.

“Ruth Kleppin, and her son Ron, do an amazing job helping those in need with the Koinonia Pantry,” said Rep. Spain following the delivery and tour of the pantry.  “I am honored to help the pantry with garnering donations of a hard-to-get item at a time of year that is so important for families.  I would further encourage any one that would like to participate more in helping the pantry to contact Ruth.  Your donations will go a long way to helping Marshall County families.”

Children under the age of 5 comprise 13 percent of the State’s SNAP recipients and more than 25% of WIC recipients are infants.  Diapers cost an average of $18 per week or $936 per year.  According to the National Diaper Bank Network, low-income families report a shortage of 50 diapers per month. 

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PEORIA… “Earlier this Spring, I listened intently to heartfelt testimony in the Human Services Appropriations Committee about families that cannot afford enough diapers for their children,” said Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) in November upon the launch of his First Holiday Diaper Drive.  “Many people don’t realize that programs like WIC and SNAP do not pay for diapers, rash creams or other infant supplies.  Diapers are an essential and often overlooked need for families struggling financially around the holidays.”

Rep. Spain followed through on his promise to help those families in need on Friday with the first round of deliveries of diapers and supplies to area pantries, including Spring Bay Pantry.  Over 600 diapers, over 800 wipes and several diaper rash creams were delivered to the Spring Bay Pantry by Rep. Spain’s staff as part of a district-wide effort to help with diaper and supply donations in time to distribute to families before Christmas.

Rep. Spain’s Holiday Diaper Drive collections ran from November 13- December 11 to help address the insufficient supply of diapers to keep infants in need clean, dry, and healthy.  In total, over 4,000 diapers were collected, nearly 5,000 wipes and several dozen diaper rash creams.

Many donors helped contribute to this effort, but many of the diapers received by the Spring Bay Pantry were collected by the Metamora/Germantown Hills Junior Women’s Club.  “I am grateful for all of our donors, but especially wanted to highlight the support of the Junior Women’s Club in helping families within their own county.  Their support helped make this a great success and will help many families,” said Rep. Ryan Spain.

Children under the age of 5 comprise 13 percent of the State’s SNAP recipients and more than 25% of WIC recipients are infants.  Diapers cost an average of $18 per week or $936 per year.  According to the National Diaper Bank Network, low-income families report a shortage of 50 diapers per month. 

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