Statesboro Food Bank chosen for Community Bag Program

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  • Statesboro Food Bank has been chosen for the Community Bag Program for the month of April. 

Bisola Oke

The Statesboro food bank has been chosen for the Community Bag program for the month of April.

The purpose of the program is to give customers of BI-LO, Harveys, Winn-Dixie and Fresco y Más the opportunity to give back to the community while supporting the environment at the same time.

The program offers two reusable Community Bags that support local non-profits in the communities that we serve. The reusable Community Bags benefit education, health & wellness, hunger relief, military/veterans, and disaster relief organizations that are local to each store location.

“We were thrilled to learn that we had been chosen to be recipients of this fundraiser,” Jodi Brannon, operations manager for The Food Bank Inc., said.

Brannon said that there was no application process involved, but the food bank has been recipients of donations of the food they pick up daily.

The food bank serves an average of 200 households per month a one week’s worth of emergency food and supports Rebecca’s cafe who serves a hot meal twice weekly.

Looking into how the customers play a role in the fundraiser, each time they purchase the community that has a giving tag which cost $2.50, the shopper will have the power to direct a $1 donation to a local non-profit within 7 days of purchase.

These Community bags can be found at various registers and reusable bag racks. Upon purchasing the community bag with the giving tag, shoppers are directed to visit within seven days of their purchase where they can select the non-profit organization they’d like to receive the donation.

If the shopper fails to do so within seven days, the $1 donation would go straight to the Food Bank.

For more information regarding this program, visit here.

Bisola Oke, The George-Anne Daily Reporter,