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Menstrual Aid Pantries

Free menstrual products for anyone to take!

Civic Media Center in Gainesville

Pantry Details:

This pantry is at the Civic Media Center, outside in the courtyard. The pantry is accessible during the day every day but the wooden door to the courtyard gets locked at night. Anybody can use the pantry! It holds free menstrual products, like pads and tampons, and sometimes menstrual cups. 

Gainesville CMC Pantry

Civic Media Center
433 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Open during daylight hours every day.

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More About the Menstrual Aid Pantry at CMC in Gainesville

Hosted by the Civic Media Center

The Civic Media Center is an alternative library, reading room and info shop. They are a community based non-profit organization that serves as a resource for progressive grassroots organizing, activism, and public awareness in Gainesville. 

CMC website

You can make a donation of items by either leaving them in the pantry directly or by dropping off at one of these collection sites:

Planned Parenthood
914 NW 13th Street
Mon-Wed 9am-5pm;
Thurs 12pm-8pm;
Fri 10am-5pm

Civic Media Center
433 South Main Street
Wednesdays & Saturdays 

Equal Access Clinic, Eastside
410 NE Waldo Road
Tuesdays, 5-9PM


In Summer 2021, the Planned Parenthood Gainesville LAT/Volunteer Team decided to build an outside pantry for period products! At first, we thought of maybe a bookshelf, but then that wouldn’t be weather-proof. Somebody mentioned Little Free Libraries and that style of outdoor pantry was what we all decided on. Building for this pantry began in late summer / beginning of fall - September and October. Volunteers built two pantries - one large and one small. The smaller pantry lives at the Civic Media Center, and the larger one is still looking for a home. 

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