Working with Emergency Diaper Hubs, Mutual Aid groups, and Departments of Health throughout the region, GDCDB distributes diapers to the 44% of low-income households into which children in the DMV are born. Through its Baby Pantry and Nursery Project programs, it also provides nearly $1M worth of formula, baby wipes, feeding supplies, period products, and new baby gear like strollers, car seats, and cribs to help promote safe sleep, play, and travel. In 2020, it served 30,000 babies and over 25,000 families with 6.2 million diapers; the target in 2021 is 7 million. This seemingly simple service enables parents to spend valuable dollars on food, rent, utilities, and transportation. Moreover, diapers are a "gateway resource" that brings families into social service agencies they would not otherwise seek, and where they access medical care, parenting classes, counseling, and more. Simple, effective, essential.