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Parents turn to social media to find essential items for their kids

Posted at 7:08 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 22:25:10-04

Right now, essential food items can be found at grocery stores, but some parents are turning to social media to find essential items for their kids.

Cierra Conrad has transitioned to becoming a full time stay at home mom during the shelter-at-home order and said its become more difficult to find essential items for children.

She recommends parents try different techniques during these difficult times.

“Find someone to work together with. Even if its not necessarily watching your kids. If someone has a thirty pack of diapers -- help someone else, trade, bargain or maybe try to go more regularly to the store,” said Conrad.

For others, Facebook pages like HelpSLO have become additional platforms where parents can ask for help with items such as diapers or wipes.

Meagan Willson, a Nipomo resident, recently picked up a few diaper packs while out grocery shopping to later deliver them to a mom or dad in need.

“One of the items I donated, I drove it into San Luis and the other stuff I left it on my front porch and they came by while I was at work,” said Willson.

Willson said there is no better time to step up and help neighbors.

“There are so many people in our community that can’t get out or maybe they’ve lost their jobs and I can help, but I’m still working everyday. It's time to be kind and help our neighbors,” added Willson.