ABC 4 viewer Genevieve Greeley dropped off several boxes of diapers Thursday. She told ABC 4, "Just dropping off some diapers and wipes, I heard about it on the news last night, channel 4 as a matter of fact."
Thursday ABC 4 viewers helped the children of Utah. They donated boxes of diapers for low income families.
David Mumford from Salt Lake City also dropped off diapers. He said, "I came out here because I heard about the struggle of the little kids, so we don't want any babies in paper towels."
That's the reality - some families in Utah are resorting to paper towels and tape because they don't have diapers.
Walt May answers calls for need at the food bank. May said, "I get phone calls all of the time of people needing diapers. Families where they are using napkins and paper towels on their children because the need is so huge."
We might not always think of it, but needs for low income families don't end at food. The need goes onto hygiene items: diapers, formula, detergent, everything needed to run a household.
Jim Pugh, the director of the Utah Food Bank told ABC 4 "The diaper drive has been a great way to educate people about the year round need and the other needs out there."
Each day, volunteers sort through donations at the Utah Food Bank. While there are donations to work with, the numbers are low.
Pugh said, "When holidays come around, people think of those less fortunate and want to give back, but really this is a year round need."
Donations are always welcomed.
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