Interfaith Outreach helps with diaper needs

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Diapers are a great need in parts of North Texas.

Interfaith Outreach Services want to change that but they need your help to do so.

The diaper chest operated by Interfaith Outreach Services has helped out a lot of parents in Wichita Falls. It is also the only diaper bank in the Wichita County area.

Diapers are not covered by food stamps, WIC or Medicaid. This only makes it even more difficult for Wichita Falls low-income families to afford them.

Leigh Anne Hope, an Interfaith Outreach Services volunteer said some parents do desperate things for diapers.

"Such as letting old diapers dry out and reusing them and stealing diapers," Hope said.

Some parents have to decide between food and diapers.

Elizabeth Erwin, a 22-year-old mother of three said diapers can get very expensive for her.

She said this program helps a lot of young moms who don't have any help.

"It's their first kid and they don't know how to get these resources. Don't have money and don't really have help from family. It helps out a lot," Erwin said.

Anyone who wishes to help can do so by dropping off diapers at Interfaith Outreach Services.

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