We’re in need of reusable bags for the food pantry

As Quincy moves to eliminate single-use plastic bags at retailers, we are seeking donations of reusable bags for use the food pantry.

Interfaith distributes more than 50,000 bags of groceries each year, and that adds up to a lot of plastic and paper bags!

Since the Fall, we’ve been encouraging food pantry clients to bring reusable bags on each visit, enticing those who do with a monthly raffle for a grocery store gift card.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the funds to purchase reusable bags for our clients. We hope that local business and organizations will consider donating their extra promotional bags so that we can go plastic and paper bag free in our food pantry.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate bags during our business hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm and until 7pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Smaller amounts of bags can be delivered off-hours to the donation bin around back of the building, at 105 Adams St. in Quincy.

Questions about the food pantry or our reusable bag initiative? Contact Executive Director Rick Doane at rdoane@interfaithsocialservices.org or 617-773-6203 ext. 17.