Period Pantry Project

Baltimore Hunger Project is excited to launch a special initiative aimed at addressing a crucial issue affecting many in our community — Period Poverty. We believe that every individual, including students in our schools, should have access to the menstrual hygiene products they need to thrive.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Young women across the country and in our community face the struggle of accessing menstrual hygiene products. 1 in 5 girls have missed school due to
the lack of access to period products — that is more than 3.5 million girls in the United States. It hinders education, perpetuates inequality, and impacts physical and emotional well-being. By breaking the silence, we aim to break this cycle.

Every time we receive a donation from the Baltimore Hunger Project Period Pantry, we bless “Jessica” with a new supply. It is our pleasure to provide her with the essential products she needs and the empathy she deserves. We are grateful for the opportunity to help young girls like “Jessica” with their basic needs and to make them feel heard and understood, thanks to the help of your blessing.”

BHP’s Period Pantry Project has provided sanitary napkins and tampons to students who are in need. People may say it’s only a pad or a tampon, but it’s more to those receiving.

“By having monthly personal hygiene products accessible for my female students, it has made a tremendous impact in their lives by building their self-esteem, educating them about the importance of their menstrual cycle. Also, my female students’ attendance and academics have increased, they feel more emotionally comfortable and confident about exploring their womanhood.”

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

NEARLY 1 IN 4

STUDENTS HAVE STRUGGLED TO AFFORD PERIOD PRODUCTS IN THE UNITED STATES.

44% OF TEENS

REPORT STRESS AND EMBARRASSMENT DUE TO A LACK OF ACCESS TO PERIOD PRODUCTS.

78% OF TEENS

AGREE EDUCATION AROUND MENSTRUAL HEALTH SHOULD BE PART OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, JUST LIKE MATH.