A couple months ago we introduced you to a truly inspiring organization in Washington, DC called Bread for the City. So far their bag drive has been a HUGE success but they still need more! Their upcoming Holiday Helpings program will provide over 8,000 people in the DC area with a low fat, nutritious holiday meal, including a full turkey and all the trimmings. That means it would typically take about 24,000 disposable bags to deliver these meals.
Please consider helping Bread for the City eliminate plastic and paper by contributing your extra reusable bags. Each reusable bag eliminates 3 disposable ones from ending up in the trash, or worse yet, in the Anacostia River. We contribute by donating any less-than-perfect bags from our stock to Bread for the City. Bags of differing colors, shapes and materials – they’ll take ’em all!
Host a bag drive at your school or work and help your family and friends get into the true spirit of the holidays. Once collected, please send your bags to the following address and make sure to include a piece of paper stating (1) Your name and (2) Quantity of bags you’re donating.
Attn: Jeffrey Wankel
Bread for the City
1525 7th St NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Visit the Bread for the City blog for more info on the program and how to help.