Girls Helping Girls. Period. Helps IFPO Increase Feminine Hygiene Distribution to Twice Per Month
The Joy Family, founders of Girls Helping Girls.Period. and IFPO volunteers
The Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges is pleased to announce our enhanced partnership with Girls Helping Girls. Period. (GHG.P.), an organization that has offered menstrual products to our clients for several years. Under this new arrangement, GHG.P. has committed to financial support which will enable the IFPO to increase our distribution of feminine hygiene menstrual products to twice a month, ensuring that no one ever has to go without these basic necessities.
The IFPO continues to participate in the Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Period Initiative, and is receiving maxipads for a portion of our clients. With major support from GHG.P., all of our clients will receive menstrual products and we will be able to treat each of our clients with dignity and respect. We are grateful to GHG.P. for enabling us to be able to offer these essential products twice a month.
One in four women has struggled to purchase period products in the past year due to lack of income.
One in four low-income women reports having to use a substitute, like toilet paper or a rag.
One in five low-income women reports missing work or school due to lack of proper menstrual supplies.
More than one-third of low-income women had to wear a period product for longer than its recommended use. These actions are unsafe and can lead to dangerous infections.