Organization plans to begin diaper distribution March 11

The MidCoast Diaper Project opens in Rockland

Posted:  Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:45pm

ROCKLAND - The MidCoast Diaper Project plans to start dispensing diapers to local families March 11. Utilizing Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry (AIO), this group intends to provide diaper supplementation for those in need following the closure of an existing diaper supply organization.While the two organizations are completely separate, the goal remains the same and is focused on a true need in Knox County.

The Midcoast Diaper Project, founded by Sara Spencer, Diane List and Molly Staples, started planning their mission in December 2018. Accelerated by the uncertainty of federal paychecks this winter, have quickly created a system that will provide diapers and diapering supplies to those in need. While people do not need to apply or qualify, they will need to request diapers through their website ( or in person at the AIO Food Pantry at 70 Thomaston Street in Rockland.

Diapers will be distributed through the AIO Food Pantry, on a scheduled basis, during normal AIO business hours. MDP’s goal is to create a sustainable program through which people can pick up their products consistently for as long as there is need.

Donations of disposable diapers, cloth diapers, creams, ointments and wipes are being accepted. Disposable diapers can be donated in partial packages. Creams, ointments and wipes need to be unopened. Both new and used cloth diapers are being accepted. 

The MidCoast Diaper Project has drop boxes at the following locations:

Sweet Peas Family Consignment, Rockland
The Landings Restaurant/Eat Soup, Rockland
Little Learners, Rockport & South Thomaston
Pen Bay Pediatrics, Rockport
Rockland Harbor YMCA, Rockland
Fresh off the Farm, Rockport
The Maine State Prison, Warren

Additionally, you can drop off donations to the AIO Food Pantry during their business hours.

Monetary donations will be gladly accepted and utilized to purchase supplies. You can donate through the website, Facebook page, Clynk, and PayPal. Please contact them for pickups or mailing address for checks or shipments. MDP encourages everyone to find them and like them on Facebook for updates and to celebrate with them as this project grows. 

For more information or to get details on donating, email MDP:

To request diapers, please visit MDP online at