CARRBORO, N.C. – Mayor Damon Seils has proclaimed the week of May 22-28, 2023 to be Period Poverty Awareness Week in Carrboro.
Approximately half the population will have a period every month for decades of their lives. Period supplies are a necessary product for millions of people across the country, however national surveys and research studies report that one in four people who have a period struggle to secure enough period supplies due to a lack of income.
This lack of period supplies, known as “period poverty,” can adversely affect individuals’ health and well-being. Period poverty is a public health issue, and addressing period poverty can lead to improved health and economic opportunity, thus ensuring all people have access to basic necessities.
Carrboro is proud to be home to trusted community-based organizations, including Period Power, a program of the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, that recognizes the importance of period products and distributes period products through various channels.
“I encourage residents to share appreciation for local period supply banks and their staff, volunteers, and donors, and to contribute generously to period supply banks, product drives, and organizations that collect and distribute period products,” Mayor Seils said.
Read the full Period Poverty Awareness Week Proclamation: https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12871/2023-Period-Poverty-Proclamation-