During COVID-19, many individuals began experiencing period poverty due to unexpected financial insecurities. In fact, one-third of Canadians under the age of 25 who menstruate struggle to buy enough products every month. The implementation of period pantries is important during these difficult times, as the high cost of menstrual products still acts as a barrier for lower-income individuals.
The brainchild of two incredible McMaster students in Hamilton, Period Pop-Ups is a network of donation-based menstrual pantries that are openly accessible to the public, and Brantford is launching it's own Period Pop Up pantry!
The goal of Period Pop-Ups is to supply the community with free menstrual products in order to advocate for menstrual equity. Monetary donations will help us buy products, maintain our pantries, and expand to other locations to increase community presence in Brantford.
Any donation will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your kind contribution.
If you want more information, check out @brantfordperiodpopup on Facebook and Instagram. You can also read about the creators and the Period Pop Up story in the news: