Sewing Project:  Donations of Material Requested

Last July 1, the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf eliminated plastic bags from its operations. From that point on, food has been distributed in reusable bags, paper bags and cardboard boxes. The Food Shelf serves approximately 450-500 clients per month and supplies for packing groceries often run short.

Recently, a group of volunteers started a project to make reusable bags for clients and welcomes donations of materials for sewing. If you have any “substantial” fabric (appropriate for a cloth bag that will hold up to canned goods) or thread that you are not using, donations would be most appreciated.

Also, if you have interest in being a part of this project (sewing skills not necessary — people are also needed to cut the fabric), volunteers are welcome.

If you have fabric to donate or have an interest in helping with this project, please contact Dorothy Latta at 518-572-7879 or

Our congregation has long supported The Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf, which operates through the Interfaith Council of Plattsburgh and Clinton County and provides emergency food to all residents of Clinton County in need of assistance.