May 22, 2024

YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland County’s Pad Pantry expands to address growing period poverty.

Carlisle, PA: YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland County today announced a new partnership with Project Share of Carlisle, PA. This partnership will distribute menstrual products to community members who receive food from Project Share.

The YWCA of Carlisle & Cumberland County provides free menstrual products to residents of Cumberland County.  While this initiative began with the Carlisle School District, due to increased need for period products, we have expanded to include all school districts in Cumberland County and anyone who can come into the office to pick up products.

The YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County has again expanded its distribution to partner with Project Share as a distribution site for feminine hygiene products every other week during distribution times.  Both agencies are excite about the partnership and being able to help combat the problem of period poverty!

In light of Senate Bill 906, also known as the Menstrual Equity Act, which aims to distribute $3 million in funding to facilities that provide products at no cost, YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland County focuses on expanding their Pad Pantry, a project that has been running for over 10 years.

About YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland County: YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland County offers services to address gender inequality and period poverty in Cumberland County.

About Project Share: Project Share works to reduce food insecurity for neighbors in the greater Carlisle area by offering access to nutritious food, programs, and a support network that promotes self-sufficiency, fosters dignity, and instills hope