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Stop & Shop Community Bag Program in North Adams to Benefit BFAIR This Month

NORTH ADAMS — Local community nonprofits are more in need of support than at any other time in the recent past. Now shoppers can give back to the local community and help to reduce single-use plastics by purchasing a reusable bag at Stop & Shop. BFAIR has been selected by North Adams Stop & Shop store leadership as the benefiting nonprofit in the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program for the month of March. Through the program, every $2.50 reusable bag sold supports a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased. This program offers a way for shoppers to give back as part of their regular weekly routine.

Every month, at every Stop & Shop location, a different local nonprofit is selected to benefit from the sale of these reusable community bags. BFAIR was selected as the March beneficiary by local store leadership at the Stop & Shop located at 876 State Road in North Adams. BFAIR will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable community bag purchased at this location in March.

“Community engagement and support that we receive from businesses, like through the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, is essential to our work at BFAIR,” said Tara Jacobsen, Fundraising & Grants manager at BFAIR. “Through these partnerships, we can reach more community members and share about the important services we provide for individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, and acquired brain injury. We are so thankful for our partnership with Stop & Shop and the support they provide to our organization.”

For more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com.