The Diaper Bank of the Delta (DBD) formally known as Coahoma County Diaper Bank (CCDB) was initiated from a brainstorming session during a meeting of the Coahoma County Community Action Network hosted by Tougaloo College/ Delta HealthPartners (TC/DHP) Healthy Start Initiative in February 2015.  At this meeting, community leaders from all sectors of the community convened around improving maternal/child health in Coahoma County through collective impact.

    Because for the high poverty rate in Coahoma County and the lack of government funding for purchasing diapers and wipes along with the knowledge of the stress of being a new parent who can not provide the basic needs of their child, the members of the Coahoma County Community Action Network created Coahoma County Diaper Bank.  In May 2015, community leaders from that meeting hosted their first diaper drive and community awareness event at the local Walmart.  In February 2016, CCDB opened its doors to the community. In June 2016, CCDB became a member of the National Diaper Bank Network and Mississippi's first and only nationally recognized diaper bank. Since opening, CCDB has served many families in our community and became the central hub for early childhood information and resources in the Mississippi Delta. CCDB has expended its reach to neighboring counties and communities. In August 2018, CCDB begins an organized effort to address period poverty by partnering with the Alliance For Period Supplies through the National Diaper Bank Network to collect and distribute feminine hygiene products. In January 2019, CCDB changed its name to the Diaper Bank of the Delta (DBD) to be more inclusive of its expanding service area.  In January 2020,  DBD named its ending period poverty efforts, "It's That Time, Girl".

   

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