A Red Pantry gives everyone an opportunity to quietly help those around them who may be short product or experiencing period poverty.
Red Pantry is a great way for people who want to help end period poverty in Australia but don’t know how or where to start. Running a Red Pantry is easy, you take a waterproof box, fill it with period/menstrual products, add instructions and put it in a bathroom you frequent.
Period poverty is the term used when talking about the struggle many people face trying to afford menstrual products. It also can refer to a larger scale issue of a lack of access to menstrual hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities, or waste management.
Period poverty can happen to anyone, at any time, even those we don’t expect. Any menstruating person can be caught out and need a product.