BALTIMORE (WJZ) — City officials Wednesday announced a partnership with ShareBaby, a non-profit based in Baltimore, to provide diapers, clothing and gear to community organizations.

The diaper bank will be distributing over 500,000 diapers to 10,000 vulnerable children and families across Baltimore. The city purchased the diapers using money from the Maryland Department of Health.

In a news release, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s office said children and families with limited access to supplies like diapers are hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and now people hoarding supplies is having even more of an impact.

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The partnership will deliver diapers to families across the city starting April 9 and running for two months.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa thanked ShareBaby, Maryland Department of Health, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation and the Able Foundation for their contributions.

“It is the mission of ShareBaby to deliver items to the children that need them most and to also build a network of love that is committed and mobilized to support at-risk families across Baltimore,” ShareBaby Executive Director Amina Weiskerger said in a news release. “The quick action of the Baltimore City Health Department and incredible outpouring of generosity we have experienced in response to this crisis has let us know this vision is possible and capable of amazing things.”

For more information, visit ShareBaby’s website or Facebook page.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

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