This is a press release from Bloomfield Township. Press releases are official statements that have not been independently verified.

The township of Bloomfield is holding a menstrual hygiene product drive throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month. Items that will be collected include tampons, pads, panty liners, menstrual cups, period panties and deodorant.

“During the month of March, Bloomfield will honor the countless contributions that women have made throughout the history of our country and our township with a series of activities and spotlights on women in our community,” said Mayor Venezia. “In Bloomfield, we are fortunate to have so many outstanding women working as public servants including Councilwoman Mundell, Councilwoman Cruz and Councilwoman Davis in addition to our municipal employees. I encourage residents to join us for all of the activities we have planned.”

“Period poverty, or inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products, is often a hidden issue, but it is a real issue that has been exacerbated during this pandemic. We’re using the occasion of Women’s History Month to shine a light on the problem and address another great need in our community by holding a product drive to ensure that everyone has access to these essential menstrual hygiene products,” said Councilwoman Jenny Mundell. “I ask members of the community that are able to participate in the drive to please consider donating. I also thank the local businesses that have offered to serve as collection sites for the drive.”

The items may be donated at various locations throughout the township and will be distributed to the community by the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services.

Beginning March 1, the following locations will be accepting donations:

  • 23 Skiddoo Cafe – 33 Carteret St
  • Bloomfield Public Library – 90 Broad St
  • F45 – 28 Broad St
  • Green Grocer Food Hub – 27 Carteret St
  • Martinez Family Martial Arts – 147 Grove St
  • Pure Love Pies – 1042 Broad St
  • Shooting Star Dance Center – 403 Broad St