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GET HELP WITH DIAPERS AND PERIOD SUPPLIES ON THE GO 

Several times each month, our mobile pantry visits 6 locations to distribute free diapers (babies, toddlers and adults/seniors) and period supplies to families who are struggling to afford them. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST VISIT TO A DISTRIBUTION DAY and must be completed using the form below.

Identification for the parent/guardian and child(ren) is required. See the next section below for details.

Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4. At age 4, a child is no longer eligible for diapers unless they have an IEP and/or doctor's note stating special needs.

Incontinence products are provided for seniors and disabled adults (65 years old and up). Individuals from 4 - 64 years old can receive products with a doctor's note/diagnosis.  

AFTER YOU REGISTER FOR OUR DIAPER PANTRY PROGRAM
USING THE ONLINE FORM BELOW
,
OPT-IN FOR TEXT MESSAGES FROM US 

AND NEVER MISS A DIAPER DISTRIBUTION DAY!
TEXT "DIAPERS" TO 833-635-0634. 
STANDARD MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

NOTE: OPTING IN FOR TEXT MESSAGES DOES NOT
REGISTER YOU FOR THE DIAPER PANTRY PROGRAM.
COMPLETION OF OUR INTAKE FORM BELOW
IS REQUIRED TO GET DIAPERS.

Our mobile pantry provides free disposable diapers and period supplies to families who are struggling to afford them. Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4. We also provide incontinence products for older youth, adults, seniors and individuals with special needs. The mobile pantry currently visits 6 locations (Gurnee, Waukegan, Grayslake, Round Lake Park, Highwood, Kenosha) and is a drive-thru model, so people can remain in their cars. Families can visit 2 locations each month for diapers, but cannot visit 2 sites in the same week. There must be 7 days between visits. The distribution schedule is listed below.

Online registration (completion of the intake form below) 24 hours prior to your first visit and parent/guardian/child documentation is required. Please refer to the section below about requirements and other important program information, including registration forms in English and Spanish. 

Distribution dates, times, locations, and any service updates will be posted below. Individuals/families can also opt-in for text reminders for the mobile pantry distribution dates and other important program information by texting "DIAPERS" to 833-635-0634. Standard message and data rates may apply. Opting in for text messages does not register you for the diaper program.  

We reserve the right to cancel any distribution date or close the mobile pantry early due to weather/other reasons. We also reserve the right to limit the quantities of diapers, period kits, and other supplies so that we can serve as many families as equitably as possible.


MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY
2024 DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE

GURNEE (10am - 12pm)

Warren-Newport Public Library 

224 O'Plaine Road

Gurnee, IL 60031

January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10,

August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4

GRAYSLAKE (10am - 12pm)

The Chapel 

25270 IL-60

Grayslake, IL 60030

January 13, February 10, March 16, April 13, May 11, June 15,

July 20, August 17, September 14, October 12, November 16, December 14

WAUKEGAN (10am - 12pm)

Lake County Health Department

2400 Belvidere Rd.

Waukegan, IL 60085

January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 24, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18

HIGHWOOD (3:30pm - 5:00pm)

Fort Sheridan Metra Station 

461 W. Old Elm 

Highwood, IL 60040

January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16, March 1 & 15, April 5 & 19, May 3 & 17

ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ADDED

KENOSHA (10am - 12pm)

ELCA Outreach Center 

6218 26th Avenue

Kenosha, WI 53143

January 10, February 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 17,

August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11

ROUND LAKE PARK (10am - 12pm)

Avon Township 

433 E. Washington St.

Round Lake Park, IL 60073

January 31, February 28, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 31,

August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27

PLEASE OPT--IN FOR TEXT MESSAGES TO GET DIAPER DISTRIBUTION DATE REMINDERS AND PROGRAM UPDATES.

TEXT "DIAPERS" TO 833-635-0634.

STANDARD MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
REQUIREMENTS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • One-time online registration is required and must be completed 24 hours prior to your first visit to our mobile diaper pantry (forms below). If you are not on our list when you arrive at a distribution, you will not receive diapers. 

  • Completed online registration form (ONE-TIME FORM) 

  • Parent's photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT - driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport, VISA)

  • Child's birth certificate (needed at FIRST VISIT and for any re-verification periods throughout the year)

  • Adults 65 years and up - photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT) and Medicare/Medicaid card (needed at FIRST VISIT) 

  • Individuals 4 - 64 years old - photo ID (needed at EVERY VISIT) and doctor's note/IEP (needed at FIRST VISIT) 

  • Caregivers and/or guardians should bring their photo ID and photo ID for the recipient of the supplies (needed at EVERY VISIT) 

  • Diapers are provided for children up to age 3. Pull-ups are provided for children up to age 4. At age 4, children age out of our program. Exceptions will be made for children with special needs (doctor's note and/or IEP paperwork required).

  • Please note that due to the number of families we serve, we do not provide diapers to expectant mothers for unborn children. Once you deliver and have your child's birth certificate, you are welcome to register them for diapers.

  • Incontinence supplies are provided for seniors and disabled adults (65 years old and up). Individuals from 5 - 64 years old can also receive incontinence products with a doctor's note/diagnosis. 

  • ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED BY US. YOU WILL RECEIVE A GOOGLE FORM EMAIL CONFIRMATION IF YOUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM WAS SUBMITTED SUCCESSFULLY. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE MOBILE DIAPER PANTRY SCHEDULE (LISTED ABOVE) AND PLAN YOUR 2 VISITS EACH MONTH.

  • This program is for individuals and/or families that are NOT receiving diapers or period supplies from any of our 70 agency partners (or other sources). Distributions are tracked very closely for every individual/family registered for the program. If we discover that you are receiving diapers or incontinence products from our mobile pantry plus one of our partner agencies or any other community source, we reserve the right to stop providing any and all service to you.  

  • Due to the number of families we serve and high demand for size 5/size 6 baby diapers, we reserve the right to limit the quantity provided of those sizes at any time.   

  • Families can only visit 2 locations each month for diapers and incontinence products. You cannot visit 2 sites in the same week. There must be a full 7 days between your visits.  

  • Diapers are only distributed on the dates/times and at the locations listed above. 

  • Our volunteers will not tolerate disrespectful behavior from individuals or families visiting our pantry, and they are under no obligation to serve you. The policies outlined above will be enforced, and they are not up for discussion or debate. We purchase 90% of the items we donate to families through our programs, so we make the rules. Our programs are meant to supplement what people are able to provide for themselves----not to be the sole source of support. Therefore, we reserve the right to deny service to any individual and/or family that wishes to dispute or ignore our policies. 

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