Reusable Bags

Brown bag with some leafy greens, a green apple, and a red pomegranate on top of tan reusable bags. The background is a white-washed wood.

Let’s Bag Food Insecurity– Help Feed our South Jersey Neighbors, Not Landfills 

On May 4, New Jersey’s plastic bag ban went into effect. Though a positive change for all of us and our beautiful state, this will be a large shift for us at FBSJ and our partner food agencies. Bags are used to easily and efficiently distribute essential items to our neighbors in need. Each year, we hand out more than 80,000 bags of groceries that’s a LOT of bags!

The Food Bank of South Jersey supports the bag ban as an important move towards environmental sustainability. However, as bags are so crucial to how we get items to food-insecure families, the state gave food banks and pantries an additional six-months to comply.

Over the coming months, we’ll be looking for help in securing reusable bags for our 200+ partner agencies for our joint outreach to individuals in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties.  We are sure our incredible community will aid us in meeting the needs of our neighbors now and into the future!  

How you can help: 

  • Hold a bag drive  <link>
  • When you buy a bag for you, buy one for us! You can donate the bags to a local pantry or drop them off at one of our community partners listed below
  • Donate to FBSJ so that we can purchase bags for our partners <link>


Where you can drop-off reusable bags by county:

Burlington County Library
5 Pioneer Blvd. Westampton, NJ 08060 609.267.9660
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bordentown Public Library
18 East Union St. Bordentown, NJ 08505 609.298.0622
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cinnaminson Public Library
1619 Riverton Rd. Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 856.829.9340
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Evesham Public Library
984 Tukerton Rd. Marlton, NJ 08053 856.983.1444
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Maple Shade Public Library
200 Stiles Ave. Maple Shade, NJ 08052 856.779.9767
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pemberton Public Library
16 Broadway Browns Mills, NJ 08015 609.893.8262
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pinelands Public Library
49 Union St. Medford, NJ 08055 609.654.6113
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Anthony P. Infanti Bellmawr Public Library
35 E. Browning Road Bellmawr, NJ 08031 856.931.1400
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Camden Public Library, Downtown Branch
301 N. 5th St. Camden, NJ 08102 856.225.6807
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Public Library
852 Ferry Ave Camden, NJ 08104 856.342.9789
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway North Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 856.903.1245
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gloucester Twp.-Blackwood Rotary Public Library
15 S. Black Horse Pike Blackwood, NJ 08012 856.228.0022
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, Haddon Twp.
15 MacAuthur Blvd. Westmont, NJ 08108 856.854.2752
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Merchantville Public Library
130 S. Centre Street Merchantville, NJ 08109 856.665.3128
Mon & Wed 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Tue & Thu 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

South Co. Regional Branch Library
35 Cooper Folly Rd. Atco, NJ 08004 856.753.2537
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

M. Allan Vogelson Regional Public Library
203 Laurel Rd. Voorhees 08043 856.772.1636
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Glassboro Public Library
2 Center St. Glassboro, NJ 08028 856.881.0001
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Greenwich Public Library
411 Swedesboro Rd. Gibbstown, NJ 08027 856.423.0684
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Logan Public Library
498 Beckett Rd. Logan Twp., NJ 08085 856.241.0202
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Mullica Hill Public Library
389 Wolfert Station Rd. Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 856.223.6000
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Swedesboro Public Library
1442 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro 08085 856.467.0111
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Fri 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Elmer Public Library
120 S. Main St. Elmer,NJ 08318 856.217.3373
Mon-Thu 10:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Mon-Wed 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Thank you to our local collection partners:
Drop off new, reusable bags where you see signs like this:
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