UPDATE: Diaper Drive will run through this weekend
Final numbers will be announced on Tuesday, May 25th
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - For the last two weeks, WEAU 13 News, the Junior League of Eau Claire and Feed My People Food Bank have been collaborating to collect and distribute a steady supply of free diapers to families in need living in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties. A partnership that also includes Royal Credit Union, Festival Foods and The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley.
Through Friday afternoon, RCU has raised $7,564.90. Royal Credit Union will match up to the first $5,000.
You can still support the Diaper Drive through this weekend by dropping off diapers at any Festival Foods in Eau Claire or at Royal Credit Union on Woodward Avenue in Chippewa Falls. You can also donate at rcu.org/diaperdrive.
The diapers collected will be immediately distributed by Feed My People Food Bank to pantries in Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls.
“These diapers are going to go out into our communities right now. They are going to be distributed to families right now but that need is not going to go away. And so having these funds available to purchase more diapers in the future is going to be a phenomenal thing for our community,” says Melissa Janssen, Royal Credit Union, Director of Community Relations.
Festival Foods Jana Stoa adds, “It’s been very inspirational just how quick Eau Claire was to answer the call and help these families in need. And we have seen a lot of results from it so far, as we have had to empty the diaper bins once or even twice daily. So it’s great to see that and see just how quick people were to respond.”
The final numbers for the Diaper Drive will be announced Tuesday, May 25th on WEAU 13 News at noon.
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