Product definitions are at the core of PEPartnership's procedures. These values along with the guest's shopping history are used to determine what products will appear on the shopping list for each pantry cycle. For example, all-purpose cleaner will not be printed on a shopping list for a household with 5 members which just received a bottle 2 weeks ago, because it has a duration of 34 days (see table A - Essential Product Definitions). Let's say, however, one of the household members is an infant, and they also received diapers during the same visit. Since the duration for a package of diapers is only 10 days, they can still get diapers on their current visit.

The list in table A is for the entire alliance, but each pantry can choose which products they wish to carry. In an area with several alliance pantries, it's possible for a guest to shop at one pantry for baby products, then go to another for laundry soap. It's up to each organization to keep what they feel is necessary (or affordable) on their shelves. This table is updated constantly in real-time.

table A - Essential Product Definitions
Product Age Group Gender Portion Amount Duration in Days by Household SizeCarried By
1-23-45-67-89-1011-1213+PEPACMCPEPStPEPIGNPEPGEPEP
adult diapers teen_adult Both personal 20 ct 10 10 10 10 10 10 10not found not foundnot foundnot foundnot found
all-purpose cleaner all Both shared 16 oz 40 37 34 31 28 25 21not found not foundnot found out
baby lotion infant Both shared 15 oz 30 27 24 21 18 15 12      
Baby lotion (hypo) youth_teen_adult Both shared 15 oz 90 80 70 60 50 40 30      
baby powder infant Both shared 15 oz 45 40 35 30 25 20 15      
Baby powder (hypo) youth_teen_adult Both shared 15 oz 90 80 70 60 50 40 30      
baby shampoo infant Both shared 15 oz 45 40 35 30 25 20 15      
Baby shampoo (hypo) youth_teen_adult Both shared 15 oz 60 52 44 36 28 20 12      
baby wipes all Both shared 80 ct 20 18 16 14 12 10 8out not found not foundnot found
band-aids all Both shared 10 ct 30 27 24 21 18 15 12out not foundnot found  
body powder (adult) teen_adult Both shared 12 oz 90 80 70 60 50 40 30      
brush all Both personal 1 ct 365 365 365 365 365 365 365      
comb all Both personal 1 ct 365 365 365 365 365 365 365out not found   
conditioner youth_teen_adult Both shared 15 oz 60 52 44 36 28 20 12not found not found  not found
COVID-19 face covering all Both personal 1 ct 20 20 20 20 20 20 20not found out   
dental floss all Both shared 50 yd 120 105 90 75 60 45 30out not foundnot found  
deodorant (man's) teen_adult Male personal 2 oz 60 60 60 60 60 60 60not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
deodorant (woman's) teen_adult Female personal 2 oz 60 60 60 60 60 60 60not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
diaper ointment (coconut oil) infant Both shared 10 oz 120 105 90 75 60 45 30      
diaper rash ointment all Both shared 4 oz 45 40 35 30 25 20 15      
diapers / pull-ups infant Both personal 15 ct 10 10 10 10 10 10 10not found not found not foundnot found
dish soap all Both shared 12 oz 30 27 24 21 18 15 12not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
emergency diapers infant Both personal 10 ct 31 31 31 31 31 31 31      
emery board all Both personal 1 ct 90 90 90 90 90 90 90not found not found   
first aid ointment all Both shared 2 oz 180 160 140 120 100 80 60      
garbage bags all Both shared 10 ct 45 40 35 30 25 20 15not found     
glass cleaner all Both shared 16 oz 90 80 70 60 50 40 30      
hair pick all Both personal 1 ct 365 365 365 365 365 365 365      
hand sanitizer all Both shared 8 oz 30 25 20 15 10 5 5  out   
Incontinence pads teen_adult Both personal 20 ct 10 10 10 10 10 10 10not found  not foundnot foundnot found
kleenex all Both shared 100 ct 30 27 24 21 18 15 12out not foundnot found  
laundry soap all Both shared 100 oz 30 27 24 21 18 15 12not found not foundnot foundnot foundnot found
lip balm all Both personal 1 ct 120 120 120 120 120 120 120out not found   
nail clipper all Both shared 1 ct 365 365 365 365 365 365 365      
pantiliners teen_adult Female personal 10 ct 24 24 24 24 24 24 24out not foundnot foundnot foundnot found
paper towels all Both shared 1 ct 30 27 24 21 18 15 12not found not found  out
plastic wrap all Both shared 1 ct 90 85 80 75 70 65 60      
Q-tips all Both shared 40 ct 30 27 24 21 18 15 12out not foundnot found  
razor (man's) teen_adult Male personal 1 ct 20 20 20 20 20 20 20not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
razor (woman's) teen_adult Female personal 1 ct 20 20 20 20 20 20 20not found not foundnot foundnot foundnot found
sanitary pads teen_adult Female personal 10 ct 24 24 24 24 24 24 24not found not foundnot foundnot foundnot found
scouring cleanser all Both shared 18 oz 90 80 70 60 50 40 30      
shampoo youth_teen_adult Both shared 15 oz 60 52 44 36 28 20 12not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
shaving cream teen_adult Both shared 11 oz 45 40 35 30 25 20 15  not foundnot foundnot found 
skin lotion teen_adult Both shared 12 oz 90 80 70 60 50 40 30out not found   
soap (hypo) all Both shared 4 oz 30 27 24 21 18 15 12out     
soap / body wash all Both shared 4 oz 30 25 20 15 10 5 5not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
sunscreen all Both shared 8 oz 50 45 40 35 30 25 20      
tampons teen_adult Female personal 10 ct 24 24 24 24 24 24 24not found not foundnot foundnot foundnot found
toilet paper all Both personal 1 ct 30 30 30 30 30 30 30not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
toothbrush (adult) teen_adult Both personal 1 ct 120 120 120 120 120 120 120not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
toothbrush (child's) inf_youth Both personal 1 ct 120 120 120 120 120 120 120not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
toothpaste all Both shared 6 oz 60 55 50 45 40 35 30not foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot foundnot found
vaseline all Both shared 4 oz 45 40 35 30 25 20 15      
Youth Diaper youth Both personal 20 ct 10 10 10 10 10 10 10not found