EDWARDSVILLE — State Rep. Katie Stuart is collaborating with the Soup-n-Share Outreach Program to host a supply drive for feminine hygiene products during March in honor of Women’s History Month.

There will be a donation box at Stuart’s constituent service office at 2105 Vandalia St. Unit #16, in Collinsville, and at the Soup-n-Share at 5 Caine Drive in Madison.

“Every year, I try to host a few women’s supply drives because the need for tampons and pads is constant,” said Stuart. “The accessibility of hygiene products is not a problem you can solve with one drive. Each month, there are women and girls who worry they won’t have enough supplies to last them and may have to consider missing school or work as a result.”

Soup-n-Share is a community-based organization that works to eliminate hunger, offer free clothing, and free diapers or hygiene products to families across Madison County. Accepted donations include tampons, pads, soap and other hygiene products. Stuart is also sponsoring legislation to require college campuses to provide feminine hygiene products in public buildings for students and visitors.

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via Alton Telegraph

February 28, 2020 at 11:32AM