Nutrition for Learning is partnering with Waterloo-based social entreprise Changing the Flow Inc. to help deliver free period products to students in our region.
Through their "Pop Up Snack Locations," Nutrition for Learning will also be handing out Period Packs at 52 school locations with both the local public and Catholic boards.
The pilot project will get underway over the summer months, with each pack containing menstruation information, five tampons and five pads.
The goal is to help students in our region who have had trouble accessing period products during the pandemic or who may be starting their first period and are loooking for more information.
"As many people know firsthand, periods do not stop for pandemics. With the ongoing economic impact and school closures, access to period products has been significantly disrupted for many individuals," says Changing The Flow president Kate Elliott, "By providing period packs at Nutrition for Learning Pop-Up locations, we are helping students access period products safely. Nutrition for Learning has extensive reach and know-how with the safe delivery of snacks so this is a perfect vehicle for us to reach students who may otherwise not have access to the period products they need. We are very grateful for their support."
Mary D'Alton, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Operations at Nutrition for Learning adds, "Nutrition for Learning collaborates with partners to ensure students are fully supported in their learning. This pilot project in partnership with the two school boards and Change the Flow is another example of how together we are better."
You can learn more about the #PeriodPreparedWR project here.