By Joe Vazquez

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco is going to help low income families in the city with diaper duty.

“San Francisco is the first city in the nation to provide free diapers to very low income folks,” Daniel Kelly, Director of Planning for the San Francisco Human Services Agency said.

Nikita George will now get diapers for free at the homeless prenatal center, one of four nonprofit agencies participating in the city’s new program.

Kelly says moms like Nikita on state welfare get about $700 from the city per month.  Diapers can cost up to $100 per month, or even more when people take advantage of the poor.

“Some of the corner stores around public housing are actually breaking open diaper packs and selling individual diapers,” Kelly said.

The program will cost the city about half a million dollars per year, and provide diapers to about 1,300 families.