We’re all getting used to doing our part for the environment by doing without plastic bags, but some adjustments take time. And we need your help! BCLS is partnering with the Food Bank of South Jersey to collect reusable bags that will be used to distribute groceries to neighbors in need.
Each year, the Food Bank hands out more than 80,000 bags of groceries and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is now gearing up to adjust operations in support of New Jersey’s recently implemented plastic bag ban. You can do your part by donating new, reusable bags at designated library locations any time during the collection campaign that will run through Sept. 30.
While the Food Bank of South Jersey supports the single-use plastic bag ban as a positive step and important move toward environmental sustainability, bags play a crucial role is distributing items to food-insecure families. New Jersey’s bag ban went into effect on May 4, but the state gave food banks and pantries an additional six months to comply. The Food Bank is now looking for help securing reusable bags that can be used to support folks in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.
Want to do your part? Next time you purchase a reusable bag, buy one (or more) for the Food Bank too! Then drop it off at any of the following library locations:
Libraries in Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties are also participating in the reusable bag collection campaign. To find out more, please visit The Food Bank of South Jersey’s website.