Free Flow

NEW MEXICO

Creating a Period-Poverty-Free State

What is
Period-Poverty?

Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities and/or waste disposal receptacles.

The average period lasts 5-days and can cost upwards of $9/month. Food Stamps (WIC,SNAP) do not cover menstrual products.

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1 in 4 menstruators

report missing work, school, or similar events due to lack of access to period products.

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1 in 5 college students

experience period-poverty

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Over 4,700 menstruators

live in poverty in Santa Fe

Our Mission…

Free Flow NM, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  We believe that period products should be available to all.  No individual should miss work, school or any activity because they do not have access to menstrual materials.

Each bag distributed contains a 1-month supply of menstrual products.  We also offer environmentally friendly products like period cups and reusable period underwear and pads.

We distribute to individuals, organizations, and have distribution days at different locations around the city.

Period Products Distributed Since 2020

Product Request

Do you need period products? If you are unable to make it to a distribution point, we will be happy to drop-off a 3-month supply to you.

Donate

Donate by check, credit card, electronic payment or materials. All donations are tax-deductible

Volunteer

We have a number of volunteer opportunities!  Find out more…

Testimonials

“ I just started receiving help from Adalante and received my first package from Free Flow NM! First, thank you so much! I had no idea you guys existed and I’m sure you are a blessing to many woman, including myself.”

 

– E.

“Free Flow NM is an amazing, outstanding, essential nonprofit for our community. I don’t need tampons anymore, I use the cup & underwear, Free Flow NM has given me. Thank you!!! I don’t have to buy tampons for the rest of my life❤️”

– Miriam W.

“Thank you so much for hand delivering my package. I have been able to use it right away. Thanks for all you do for equity in NM”

– T.N. (Period cup recipient)