Starting on January 6, 2020, Homestead Co-op will be implementing our new plastic bag reduction program at all our food store locations. This program is our commitment to sustainability by supporting our members, and communities in reducing single-use plastic bag waste. As part of the program we will be donating 3₵ cents for each reusable bag used by our customers. This year the donation will be going to the Portage, Treherne, MacDonald and Carman-Dufferin Fire Departments. They will be putting the money towards purchasing specialized equipment and upgrading their training facilities.