Help us collect 500 reusable bags by November 18
The Bradley Food Pantry is going green. We have launched a community campaign to collect reusable shopping bags. This month-long cloth bag collection is part of our ongoing effort to eliminate using plastic and brown paper bags for food distribution.
The Pantry has set a goal of collecting 500 bags to be distributed on November 18 when clients pick up Thanksgiving turkeys and all the trimmings.
The Pantry spends $2000 a year to purchase paper bags. We want to put that money to much better use by filling our shelves with extra food while saving trees at the same time.
Beginning in December, any client who brings a reusable bag to pick up food will be entered into a monthly drawing. At the end of each month, Director Linda Curtiss will pick the names of 3 clients, who will receive a small gift card.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Invite schools, churches, scouts, and/or community groups and clubs to collect reusable bags for the Bradley Food Pantry. EXTRA: Expand the impact by asking for some toiletries in each bag: a toothbrush, soap, toothpaste, etc.
We are setting up convenient collection sites where bags can be dropped off.
Right now, there are two official Bag Depots:
Bradley Food Pantry, St James Episcopal Church
605 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach
Monday-Friday between 10 am and Noon • Thursday: 6-7 am
Bradley Beach Public Library, 511 Fourth Avenue, Bradley Beach
Monday 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 6 pm
Thursday 9 am – 8 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am – 1 pm
Sunday – Closed