The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project
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Learn more about the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project, including the many ways you and your family can get involved to help our neighbors experiencing hunger and help the environment
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P.O. Box 99204 Pittsburgh, PA 15233
"Helping our neighbors and our environment, one tote bag at a time."
The Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project was established in 2011 to connect the region's tote bags with the more than 122,000 neighbors relying on our food pantries. In collaboration with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and more than 2 dozen other organizations, we aim to improve access to food by making it easier to transport groceries home from the food pantries, reduce dependency on disposable bags and free money up to be redirected to food.
In our first six months, we have collected more than 7200 bags, established 17 permanent drop-off spots, collaborated in 40 tote bag drives and prevented more than 21,000 disposable bags from being used.
Project Collaborators include:
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
East End Food Cooperative
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Pennsylvania Resources Council
Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Public Market
Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership
Mt. Lebanon Christian Church
Various Regional Girl Scout Troops
Various Regional Schools
Community College of Allegheny County
And more ...