Old said some people told her the diapers have turned up at local yard sales, and were being sold on the street.
“A couple of people, since hearing about this, have contacted us and say they have been approached in the downtown area with people selling our diapers. Our tags are still on them,” she said, adding that one woman told her they were going for $4 a package.
The diaper bank was formed one year ago. Old said the goal was to distribute 50,000 diapers in a year, but the organization has handed out 139,000 in 11 months. She said the mission will go on despite the theft.
“The best that we can do is to hope we get the word out and try to fill our shelves again,” Old said. “We’re not in a position where we have any kind of long-running budget. Every penny goes toward buying diapers. This is not going to stop us. We are determined to keep moving forward and keep covering bottoms. That’s what we’re going to do.”