Public Health (B.S.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Dr. Joanne Chopak-Foss
Introduction: The Green Period Pantry (GPP) was a health promotion initiative that was implemented in collaboration with the Office of Student Wellness and Health Promotion. It was created using $48,000 in grant money applied for and received from Sustain Southern as part of the Sustainability Fee Grants at Georgia Southern University. The purpose of the project was to supply students who experienced menstruation with reusable menstrual hygiene products. Another purpose was to describe the process from idea inception to implementation through collaboration with the Office of Student Wellness and Health Promotion. Results: A total of 3,506 units of reusable Menstrual Hygiene Products (MHP) were purchased of which 2,000 were reusable fabric menstrual pads and 1,506 were menstrual cups. Seven Pantry sites were set up at various accessible locations on the Statesboro campus. Four of the sites had a discrete process that allowed students to pick up products without person-to-person interaction to reduce any stigmatization associated with obtaining MHPs. Students who received products were provided access to a Google Drive folder that included resources on product usage and period poverty. A total of 2,571 products were distributed in the academic year 2021-2022 using the pantry sites as well as tabling events and other events associated with the Office of Student Wellness and Health Promotion.
This is a process evaluation of the implementation of the Green Period Pantries established at the Georgia Southern University Statesboro campus to provide students with reusable menstrual hygiene products.
Wiggill, Gabi, "A Process Evaluation of the Green Period Pantry Project" (2023). Honors College Theses. 834.