Madison Lewis, front, and Debbie Hauck load boxes of diapers into a vehicle at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. Despite being challenged by the safety concerns caused by Covid-19, the Durham-based Diaper Bank continues to manage the dispersal of diapers to a wide variety of food pantries and organizations without the help of the volunteers they normally rely on.
Debbie Hauck fills her car at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. With their volunteer program on hold, the staff struggles to stay on top of the workload – they often takes bags of diapers home to process for distribution.
May Chit packages diapers into sets of 25 at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. The Diaper Bank distributes over four million diapers annually, and founder, Michelle Old, notes that they have seen a 300-400% increase in requests statewide since the onset of Covid-19.
Madison Lewis unboxes diapers at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. The Bank receives a dizzying assortment of styles and sizes that must be re-packaged in smaller quantities of consistent size – a task traditionally managed by over 400 volunteers monthly.
Madison Lewis fills a bag with diapers for delivery to one of the Diaper Bank of North Carolina’s many statewide partner organizations in Durham, NC on July 6, 2020. As indicated by the hashtag on the board, the Durham Diaper Bank is the only diaper bank in the state that distributes feminine products and incontinence supplies.
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