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.
1 in 5 low-income menstruators
1 in 10 college students
Over 4,700 menstruators
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.
– Miriam W.