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Obama Addresses 'Diaper Gap' Plan on Mother's Day

Nearly 1 in 3 American families struggle to afford enough diapers for their children, according to the White House

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    Obama Addresses 'Diaper Gap' Plan on Mother's Day
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    President Barack Obama seen in this May 6, 2016, file photo, released his "diaper gap" plan, aimed at helping families who can't afford diapers for their children.

    President Barack Obama marked Mother’s Day with a Medium post explaining his plan to help families who can’t afford diapers, NBC News reported.

    Addressing his “diaper gap” plan, Obama said he challenged the private sector to “create a solution.” Over 740 nonprofits nationwide have been accepted in to the Community Diaper Program, which will provide diapers to low-income families for free.

    "Last December, a young mother from Illinois wrote to me with a plea for help," Obama wrote. "Even after dropping out of school and taking a part-time job to provide for her family, she still struggled to make ends meet, in part because of the cost of diapers for her newborn baby."

    According to the White House, nearly 1 in 3 American families struggle to afford enough diapers for their children.