Get rid of those excess grocery bags

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You likely have a few of them around. Lurking, watching, waiting.

Yes, we’re talking about grocery bags. Grocery bags lurk, right?

Whether your preference is paper or plastic, grocery bags are still a regular part of most everyone’s lives.

Yes, even you, all you cloth bag converts out there. You don’t remember them every time. I’ve seen you all at Roth’s and WinCo, but don’t worry, your secret is safe with me.

But if you want to get rid of the evidence of just how often you are using paper or plastic, there’s a great way to do that – donate them to the Chemeketa Food Pantry.

Now through March 20 (basically, the end of winter term) you can donate your excess paper and plastic grocery bags at the Office of Student Retention and College Life in Building 2 on the Salem campus, either at the window when it is open or by dropping them in the designated bin outside the office.

Excess donations will not go to waste. Extra bags will be donated to the Salem Sleeping Bag Project, where they will be used to construct sleeping materials for area homeless.

If you have additional questions, please contact Yesica Navarro at extension 5147.