The Single Use Plastic Bag Ban went into effect on May 4th. Although Food Pantry programs have a 6-month extension (until November 4th), our network partners will still need your help when it’s time to make the transition.
Donate Your Reusable Shopping Bags
Currently, nearly 300 of our network partners (food pantries, soup kitchens, and more) are accepting donations of clean, new or gently used reusable shopping bags. These partners distribute the nutritious food supplied by the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to our neighbors in need. A plastic bag ban presents a new challenge to our agencies looking to get food into the hands of hungry New Jerseyans quickly and efficiently. By donating a new or gently used reusable shopping bag, you are not only helping the environment, but keeping costs down for our partners. Thank you for your continued support of CFBNJ and our network partners.
Wondering about the best way to clean your reusable bags before donating? Read our sanitization tips for reusable bags.
Which Sites Will Accept My Reusable Shopping Bags?
Please see the map below for information about which of our partner agencies will happily accept your donation of reusable shopping bags. Please call sites at the listed phone numbers to confirm operating hours.