Jersey Shore Online
The COVID-19 pandemic has led many families to experience not only health problems but financial struggles. With baby and children’s products being costly for expectant and parenting mothers, the Monmouth ACTS’ Early Childhood Success Hub stated how many mothers were having trouble finding diapers, wipes and other supplies for newborns and young children as a result of financial difficulties due to COVID-19.
“It was such a specific need, it really struck me,” Monmouth County Commissioner Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley said. “The need was compounded not just by the lack of supplies, but because diapers and wipes can be so expensive, especially for a young mother who is struggling to pay the bills.”