St. Vincent Place Continues Fight Against Period Poverty

Period Poverty

One year ago, St. Vincent Place launched the Period Pantry, a new program to help combat period poverty in Sault Ste. Marie by providing menstrual products to those in need, when they need them. The program has proven very helpful to our clients, both those who are coming to us for the food bank as well and those who just need access to these important hygiene products.

As the need continues to climb in the community, we are once again marking International Women’s Day with a drive-thru hygiene drive in support of The Period Pantry. On Friday, March 8, from 10AM to 4PM, just pull up to the main St. Vincent Place doors at 222 Albert St. E. and our volunteers will come collect your donation of pads and/or tampons. You won’t even need to get out of your vehicle!

If you would like to support the program but can’t make it the day of the drive, you can make a monetary donation on our website at

We are also excited to share that St. Vincent Place is working with The Period Purse to host a public education session about period poverty in Canada. On Thursday, March 28 from 6:30-7:30pm, a facilitator from The Period Purse will be leading a virtual education session about period poverty and advocacy. Join us to learn more about how periods are political and what you can do to be an advocate for menstrual equity. Visit

At least 35% of women in Ontario have experienced period poverty over the last few years, sometimes having to choose between menstrual products and other necessities like food. The Period Poverty helps to alleviate that burden for some in our community, thanks to the support of donors like you.

If you have questions about The Period Pantry or would like more information about the upcoming information session by The Period Purse, please contact Sara at [email protected] or 705-253-2770 ext. 202.


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