Hamilton is now giving free access to menstrual products

The City of Hamilton is now providing free menstrual products to residents through Hamilton Food Share locations citywide.

It’s part of a pilot project the city has launched to increase accessibility to pads and tampons for residents who menstruate and may typically experience barriers to obtaining those necessary products.

The yearlong pilot, for which the city has invested $121,000, will see free menstrual products made available at all of Hamilton Food Share’s 23 emergency food centres across the city.

The menstrual products are also available at select municipal recreation centres, including Huntington Park Recreation Centre, Dalewood Recreation Centre, Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre, Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre, and Westmount Recreation Centre.

“The city is pleased to support the Menstrual Product Pilot Project initiative and be responsive to the needs of those looking to access menstrual care products in our community,” says Hamilton’s Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

“By removing barriers and creating easier access to essential products, community members have the option to access resources at variety food banks and at a time that suits them.”

 Read more on the city website.

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