What to Do With Those Fresh Direct Bags

If you order your groceries from FreshDirect, you probably have some of their oversized reusable shopping bags in your home. I’m guessing that you have more than you can ever reuse.

I’m pleased to tell you that FreshDirect has started a bag donation program. You can read the details here.

The program is active in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and the Washington, D.C. Metro area.

First, make sure that your bags are clean, in good condition, and free from labels bearing your personal information. Then look on the website to find a drop-off site. In New York City, where I live, the drop-off sites are  soup kitchens, pantries, and other non-profit organizations that serve the community.

If you run a non-profit organization, you can apply to become a drop-off site.

It’s great to see an opportunity to prevent these bags from accumulating in your home, and to keep them out of the landfill.


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