The Mountain Lion community celebrated Period Action Day with a Period Packing Party, providing thousands of period products in a state where nearly 50% of people who get periods struggle with period poverty. Supplies were provided by Colorado initiative Justice Necessary and Aunt Flow.
Period poverty is the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products and education, often due to financial constraints, which hinder the well-being of individuals. Many people are unaware that SNAP and WIC recipients cannot use their benefits towards any type of hygiene or period products, nor do the majority of food pantries carry these types of products.
The one-month supply bags were donated to local schools as well as Clyde’s Cupboard.