Community Innovation Fund (CIF) Project

Reusable Bag Program for Meals on Wheels

  • Year


  • Applicant type

    Non-Profit Organization

  • Location


  • Waste Action


  • Funds Used For

    Reusable bags

  • Impact

    170-525 lbs of plastic bag waste prevented per month

reusable vinyl tote bag with council on aging of central oregon logo

Council on Aging of Central Oregon

Project Details

Council on Aging used the Community Innovation Fund in 2020 to implement reusable bags for their Meals on Wheels community-based food delivery program for aging adults across Central Oregon. In addition to improving the experience for recipients, with this switch from plastic bags to reusable bags, they were able to save an estimated 170-525 pounds of plastic bag waste per month!