CFBNJ’s Reusable Bag Initiative

Fruit and vegetables in a green reusable shopping bag

The Single Use Plastic Bag Ban goes into effect on Wednesday, May 4th. Although Food Pantry programs have a 6-month extension (until November 4th) for the use of plastic bags, we are planning ahead and need your help to do so.

How It Works

Our retail partners will encourage their online shoppers to drop off reusable bags to their nearest partner agency. Participating retailers will then receive your agency’s address (be it a brick-and-mortar site or community distribution location) and time slots to for their shoppers to donate the reusable bags. ​​​​To participate in this program, your organization must be in good standing, active and have updated hours of operation, especially noting when someone is on-site to receive bag donations.

Together we can partner and provide help and hope for our planet.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in the Reusable Bag Initiative. We need to have some of your information to match you with our retail partners. If you have any questions, please contact your Network Engagement Specialist using the form on this page or call us at 908-355-3663.