The Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) provides much more than food, offering educational programs on hunger, poverty and ways to make positive changes in the community. Fighting Period Poverty is one of its programs.
Period Poverty refers to lack of access to menstrual products, sanitation facilities and adequate education regarding menstrual health and hygiene. Menstruation is still stigmatized and people are embarrassed to talk about it, but it impacts women’s health and welfare throughout the world. According to Harvard Health Publishing, “There are nearly 22 million women living in poverty in the United States who cannot afford menstrual products.”
Recently, the Millville Woman’s Club donated $300 worth of feminine hygiene products to CFBNJ in support of this fight.