Was there any resolution to this question — which I realize is over a year old!? For my first bag of loaves, I used a reusable bag that I’m hoping to retrieve when I leave the next group of loaves tomorrow. I realize, though, that a process like that is extra work for the hub coordinators, so may not be the best option. But, yes, it would be good to have alternatives.
I was just about to ask this same question. I found a bag for tomorrow but I’d be into leaving a reusable bag with the bread then fill it up again on next drop off. We are running out of bags. Thanks all.
I wonder it if would be possible to set up a system of reusable bags for donations? If we deliver loaves to the food banks in reusable bags, would it be possible for the food banks to save them and return them to the CL volunteers on the next donation? Those bags could then be used to distribute supplies on the flour truck orders, or returned to the CL volunteers in their area. The hub coordinators could leave them out on donation day for other to pick up as needed?
Now that Washington has new bag laws in place (no plastic, 8 cents for a paper bag) and our family uses mostly reusable bags, will Community Loaves be looking at alternative ways to drop off donations at the hub?
Right now we are to write our names on a paper bag then drop the loaves in the bag at the hub. Eventually we will be out of paper bags as we tend to use resuable bags while shopping. Eight cents seems small but I feel like we already use a lot of resources for bread between repacking flour in plastic bags and a ton of water to wash between baking stages.