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Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive

Providing for your baby shouldn’t be a struggle

Diapers Are A Critical Part Of Every Baby’s Life, But They Come With A High Cost

Babies will use more than 2,500 diapers during their first year, costing up to $1200 depending on the brand. That’s $100 a month for just diapers. This expense can quickly add up and become overwhelming for families already struggling to make ends meet.

In 2021, over 394,000 diapers were distributed to 12,816 families through our Emergency Hamper Program. Thanks to the Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive that runs throughout the year with a fundraising blitz every May, we have the resources to care for the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.

! Please note, we use Canada Helps to facilitate our online donations. Once your donation is made you will automatically receive a receipt to your email from Canada Helps.

How You Can Help

DESIGNATE YOUR FUNDS

You can designate your donation to purchase diapers year-round. We rely on donations of diapers and designated diaper funds to fill the more than 10,000 baby hampers distributed each year.

! Please note, we use the fundraising platform, Canada Helps, to facilitate our online donations. Once your donation is made, you will automatically receive a receipt to your email from Canada Helps.

DONATE DIAPERS

We accept opened or unopened packages of diapers at the Calgary Food Bank or one of the Alberta Health Service Centers listed below.

Diapers can be dropped off at the Calgary Food Bank loading dock, Door 7 Donation Centre, from Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm or Friday and Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm. When you arrive, please ring the buzzer then wait at the bottom of the stairs for assistance.

Gluten-Free

One Baby Hamper

contains 7 to 10 days

worth of diapers, wipes, baby food and formula.

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Special thanks to our friends at 90.3 AMP Radio for supporting the 2022 Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive. In partnership with the Dilawri Group, listeners of AMP Mornings With Katie & Ed helped collect over 18,000 pounds of baby food and diapers.

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Funds Raised

Pounds of baby supplies

Baby hampers supported

Infant Meals Provided

Drop-Off Locations

Donate opened or unopened packages of diapers at one of the locations listed below

AHS – Thornhill Community Health Centre

6617 Centre St NW

Calgary Food Bank

5000 – 11 Street SE
Daytime hours Evening hours
Monday 1 – 3:30 p.m.  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

AHS – Northwest Community Health Centre

109, 1829 Ranchlands Blvd. NW

AHS – Acadia Community Health Centre

132, 151 86 Ave SE

AHS – East Community Health Centre

4715 8 Ave SE

AHS – South Community Health Centre

31 Sunpark Plaza SE, 2nd Floor

AHS – Shaganappi Community Health Centre

3415 8 Ave SW

Calgary Food Bank (Year Round)

5000 – 11 Street SE

Diapers can be dropped off at the Calgary Food Bank loading dock, Door 7 Donation Centre, from Monday to Thursday: 8 am – 7:30 pm or Friday and Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm. When you arrive, please ring the buzzer then wait at the bottom of the stairs for assistance.

Alberta Health Services Centres (Year Round)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is diaper insecurity?

Diaper insecurity is the struggle to provide babies and small children with clean diapers. Some families have to cut back on essentials, like food, utilities, medicine, and childcare in order to afford enough diapers for their children.

What are the effects of diaper insecurity?

In households experiencing diaper insecurity, babies may be kept in wet, dirty diapers for extended periods of time. In extreme cases, babies may wear the same diaper for more than a day or use diapers that have been cleaned or dried out. For parents, this adds stress and tension to the already difficult task of parenting and has been found to increase the rates of post-partum depression in mothers. For the baby, this can result in diaper rash, discomfort, and other detrimental health issues. A baby’s emotional and physical health suffers when exposed to stressful environments for long periods of time.

How can I get involved with this campaign?

The easiest way to help is to spread the word and educate people about diaper insecurity. Let friends and family know how easy it is to donate to help babies and families needing diapers. You can host your own diaper collection at work, schools, clubs or churches. Or ask guests to bring a diaper donation in lieu of gifts to parties. For more information, contact Winnie Everts by email or call 403-253-2059 Ext 295

Does the Food Bank purchase diapers?

We rely on donations of diapers and designated fund donations towards diapers to fill the over 10,000 baby hampers distributed each year. Because it is a mandate that the Calgary Food Bank provides emergency food support, we do not use general fund donations to purchase diapers.

How do I get diapers for my baby?

Baby Hampers are part of the Emergency Food Hamper Program. Please call 403-253-2055 to request your emergency food hamper and ask our volunteers to include a baby hamper. You must call first as hamper distribution is by appointment only.

How did the Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive start?

The Bare Bottoms Diaper Drive was started in 2013 when passionate and dedicated volunteer Kristina Prins discovered that there was a connection between diaper insecurity and food insecurity. Kristina wanted to bring awareness to the Calgary community to ensure that families had access to much needed diapers, wipes, food and formula.

Get In Touch

Contact Winnie Everts, Community Engagement Coordinator, by email or call 403-253-2059. Ext. 295

In the spirit of reconciliation, the Calgary Food Bank acknowledges that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

Calgary Food Bank
MAIN LOCATION (WAREHOUSE)

5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2Y5

FOOD LINK

By appointment only
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Donation Centre, Door 7

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TRANSLATE
NEED FOOD?
CALL TO REQUEST A HAMPER
403-253-2055

Monday to Thursday: 8:15 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

HAMPER PICK-UP
CALGARY FOOD BANK LOCATION

By appointment only

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday:
8:00 am – 10:30 am, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm,
2:00 pm– 4:00 pm

Saturday:
9:00 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Get the hours for our satellite locations.

Administration
ANNEX HOURS

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

ANNEX LOCATION

5020 12A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5K9

CONTACT

Main line: 403-253-2059
Fax: 403-259-4240
info@calgaryfoodbank.com

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