On Saturday, 40,000 empty brown grocery bags will be distributed in Washington County in hopes they will be returned full of non-perishable food items.
The annual Bags of Plenty drive is co-sponsored this year by Onsite Commercial Staffing, M.S. Johnston, CellularOne, The Joint Veterans Council and GS Communications Inc.
Weiss Brothers provided the paper for the bags.
The goal is 15 tons of food, which will be distributed free to needy families in Washington County for the holiday season.
Some of the bags will be inserted into The Herald-Mail newspapers on Nov. 8.
Other bags will be available at each of the 45 schools in Washington County, urging students to participate in the food drive.