Milton Keynes City Council has teamed up with local partners to provide free feminine hygiene products to women and girls who are struggling to access them.
The city council has started working with three charities - Girl Pack, Time of the Month (TOTM) and MK Hygiene Bank - to share free period products through its 17 Children and Families Centres as well as through a large number of schools, community centres and other sites.
People will be able to pick up a mixed period pack of disposable and reusable products to test which type they prefer, or opt for just pads, tampons, cups or pants.
Around 10,000 products are currently being packed by local volunteers at a warehouse in Kiln Farm for distribution in the coming days.
“This is an issue that women of every generation can relate to, and yet today in 2023, so many women and girls are still struggling to access feminine hygiene products. We’ve teamed up with some fantastic local organisations to ensure that more of these products are available to those who need them. I want to say a big thank you to volunteers and council teams who are working together to make this happen.” - Cllr Jane Carr, Cabinet Member for Tackling Inequalities and Child Poverty
“We’re delighted to be able to work together like this and in terms of period poverty, help to get resources to where they are needed the most.” - Alan Charter, MK Hygiene Bank Volunteer
Find a full list of pick-up locations at: www.girlpack.org/where-to-find-period-packs
Find the location and opening times of the city council’s children’s centres at: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/children-s-centres.
MK Hygiene Bank is also accepting donations to share with women and girls in need. For details on how to donate and your nearest drop off points, please visit: https://thehygienebank.com/locations