Bud’s Shop ‘n Save along with the local police department and Kennebec Valley Community Action Program challenged the community to stuff a cruiser with diapers, 5 years ago. The goal is to collect as many diapers as possible to help local families in need. The diapers will be distributed all across Somerset County.
In Somerset County that 1 in 3 kids live in poverty and 30% of parents say that they have struggled with diaper needs. Diapers can cost $100 a month and people don’t get support from food stamps or other assistance to purchase diapers.
Support the Soupman is attending the event to assist with the parents of children in poverty or homelessness by providing them with essential toiletries, blankets, clothing, and winter gear for the upcoming winter months.