Volunteers in Action: Millville Woman’s Club (NJ)

June 20, 2023

Period Poverty refers to lack of access to menstrual products, sanitation facilities and inadequate education regarding menstrual health and hygiene.  Unfortunately, menstruation is still stigmatized and people are embarrassed to talk about it, but it impacts women’s health and welfare throughout the world.  Per Harvard Health Publishing, “There are nearly 22 million women living in poverty in the United States who cannot afford menstrual products.”

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey provides much more than food, offering educational programs on hunger, poverty and ways to make positive changes in the community.  Fighting Period Poverty is one of their programs.  On 6/8/2023, the Millville Woman’s Club (MWC) donated $300 worth of feminine hygiene products to CFBNJ in support of this fight.

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