Schnucks and St. Louis Area Diaper Bank to bring diapers to St. Louis area families in need

ST. LOUIS, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — To mark National Diaper Need Awareness Week (Monday, Sept. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 4), Schnucks Markets, Inc. and the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank are teaming up to bring diapers to St. Louis area families in need. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 4, most Missouri metro area Schnucks stores are holding a 12-day diaper drive benefiting the Diaper Bank..

According to Schnucks Director of Consumer Affairs and Community Relations Joanie Taylor, Schnucks has a great history of donating food and collecting goods for neighbors in need, and diapers seemed like a natural extension. “The cost of diapers can be a burden on struggling families but at the same time are a basic need for any young child,” Taylor said. “With many locations across the metro area, Schnucks stores make perfect collection points for residents wanting to help their neighbors. Those wanting to give can bring extra diapers from home that their children may have outgrown or they can purchase and donate them right in our store.”

The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank works with local organizations that serve low-income families to provide diapers to St. Louis children who need them. “Diapers in short supply can cause children and parents to suffer negative physical as well as emotional consequences. Diaper rash from staying in a soiled diaper for too long and depression in parents who cannot meet this most basic need for their children are two of the most common consequences,” says Jessica Adams, the director of the Diaper Bank.

In addition to being collection points for the Diaper Bank, Schnucks customers may opt to donate directly to the Diaper Bank by simply adding $1, $3 or $5 to their grocery order when checking out. Additionally, Schnucks’ Tippy Toes brand of diapers and training pants will be Buy One Get One Free ($6.99 – $7.49 value) from Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Tuesday, Sept. 29 giving customers the option of donating the extra package.

The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank exists to help strengthen low-income families in the St. Louis region by ensuring access to an adequate supply of diapers and by raising awareness about the causes and consequences of diaper need in our community. Follow the Diaper Bank on Facebook at Facebook.com/StLDiaperBank.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 98 stores and 93 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at Facebook.com/Schnucks.

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Media Contacts:
Paul Simon
Schnucks
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Jessica Adams
St. Louis Area Diaper Bank
314-229-5173
stldiaperbank@gmail.com