October 19, 2022
Give a Bag, Take a Bag

LRNOW is embarking upon a reusable bag collection and distribution program which will help Virginia Beach residents reduce plastic bag pollution and prepare for a future when grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies no longer use single use plastic bags. We are partnering with Virginia Beach Parks and Rec, local businesses, Pearl Faith communities, and other non-profits who will collect and redistribute clean new or gently used bags to members of our community who may not have easy access to free reusable bags.  Many of us have plenty of bags in our car trunks or at home,  and we can all pitch in and help get them in the hands of our neighbors who need them.


Donate your clean, gently used/new reusable bags here:

  1.  LRNow Office – 3712 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
  2.  Eco Maniac events – Find events HERE
  3.  Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church – 2217 W Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  4.  Eastern Shore Chapel – 2020 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
  5.  Norfolk Botanical Gardens – 6700 Azalea Garden Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
  6.  Ocean Eddies – 1415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  7. Virginia Beach Senior Resource Center
  8. Virginia Beach Recreation Centers
    1. Bayside Rec Center
    2. Bow Creek Rec Center
    3. Great Neck Rec Center
    4. Kempsville Rec Center
    5. Seatack Rec Center
    6. Williams Farm Rec Center
  9. Great Outdoor Provision Co.
  10. Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

Distribution sites:

  1. Judeo-Christian Outreach Center
  2. Eastern Shore Chapel Food Pantry
  3. Virginia Department of Health
  4. WIC Program
  5. Episcopal Church of the Ascension Food Pantry
  6. Virginia Beach Senior Resource Center
  7. The Mount Mobile Pantry

See all of our Collection locations and Distribution locations on the map HERE.

If you or someone you know would like to receive a free reusable bag, please contact LRNow at 757-962-5398.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Virginia Beach Plastic Bag Fee


No-Sew Reusable Bags

Do you have old t-shirts at home you’d like to repurpose into reusable bags for our Give a Bag, Take a Bag Campaign? All you need is a pair of scissors for cutting and a pen and straight edge to make a line.

How-to Make a No Sew T-shirt Tote Bag


Sewing Reusable Bags

Do you have extra fabric at home you’d like to repurpose into reusable bags for our Give a Bag, Take a Bag Campaign? 

Find a sewing pattern here.



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