In every city and in every town across America, there is a child and an adult that is struggling because there is not enough food at home. But did you know that same child or adult is suffering from a lack of basic supplies such as laundry detergent, diapers and even toothpaste? Researchers suggest as many as one third or nearly 100 million Americans live in poverty. In New Jersey, 10% of all residents are dealing with financial constraints that make it hard to even buy toilet paper on a regular basis.
ICNA Relief’s newest specialty pantries tries to alleviate some of that burden. Our specialty pantries are designed to help low-income families receive hygienic supplies they need on a monthly basis for their most basic needs. The families we serve don’t have to choose between paying their bills and buying clean diapers for their children. Food is important, and so is their dignity.
ICNA Relief New Jersey’s Specialty Pantries serve over 300 families in New Jersey every month. We provide the following supplies to our community members in need:
Diapers (adult and infant)
Personal Hygiene Supplies
Feminine Hygiene Products
“It (the Specialty Pantry) definitely helps with toiletries because the current program I'm utilizing doesn't provide these items. I'm not sure where I would (be if this pantry wasn't here). I'd probably go without.”
- Aleena, 35 years old.
Hernández is currently an unemployed landscaper who lives in NJ with his 7 year old daughter and wife. He does currently does not have health insurance and comes to our pantry for toilet paper, toothbrush, deodorant, soap among other things.
Become a monthly donor today! A monthly recurring donation of $100 will help ensure that 13 families are served with the dignity and respect that they deserve.
Other ways you can support our pantries:
Conduct a drive at your school, with your masjid/church or within your friends and family