Here at Brown Bag, we have many different avenues for patrons to give back to the community. We mainly focus on giving out food, hygiene products, and clothes to people in need. Volunteering events are fairly regular, from bag assembly to fundraising opportunities, and we always need people who are eager and giving. These will be updated on the right side under "Find out about events". This gives volunteers the opportunity to meet like minded individuals who strive to better their community and make a few great friends along the way. We also have events where you can hand out the bags around the phoenix area and meet some of the people we service. 

Another way to join the brown bag community is to donate. Donations go towards funding all the materials we need to produce the bags and help throw our fundraisers! Donations do not necessarily have to be money either! If you have extra clothes, or food you do not use, send us a message and let us know! Right now we are only in the Phoenix area, but we have big goals to spread all over the country. You can help spread the love by making your own brown bags at home! We offer a guide below of ingredients you can buy to make your own brown bags. Feel free to make some and take a picture. We'd love to hear about what you learned and how the experience made you feel. Once you get started, you will not want to stop!

Brown Bag Assembly 

12.14.2019, 12:00PM-3:00PM

Brown Bag Handout
12.15.2019, 3:00PM-6:00PM
Build Your Own Bag

Wondering what you should put in your brown bag? Obviously you want to help your community, but you don’t want to break the bank doing it. We here at brown bag have found a way to make lunches cost $1-$1.5 and make them relatively healthy and nutritious! 


Some of these things include:


  • Granola bars

  • PB&J’s

  • Apple sauce

  • Nutrigrain Bars

  • Chip Variety Packs

  • Apples

  • Oranges

  • Fruit cups

  • Some sort of treat( like oreos or poptarts)

  • Tuna packets

  • Water bottles

  • Raisin boxes

  • Napkins 

  • And of course, brown bags!


You can pick and choose from the list above or add new things that you think people will enjoy. It’s a great feeling to see the look on peoples face when they find Oreos in the bags we hand out. Make sure all the food is non-perishable if you plan on keeping the lunches in your car at all times.


When you hand out your first bags or make your first bags, be sure to get a picture and DM it to our Instagram! We’d love to hear all about your experience and feature it in a segment called “my first brown bag”.