The bag was printed up in large logos, the largest of which was the logo of Albertson's. That would indicate to me that when the bag was full, I could drop it off at Albertson's for delivery to the food bank, right? Not so. The logo was printed on the bag in several places, along with this suggestion " Stop by your local ALBERTSONS today for high protein items to fill this bag." There were other logos which I ignored at first, since I do not care a whit for Jiffy Lube, U.S Bank, Weyerhaueser, Nike, The Commerce Company, etc. The bag itself is emblazoned with "designed by Nike".
Well, to my great surprise, after I filled the bag (not at Albertson's thank the Godess), drove twenty miles to the nearest big A (the food bank is twice that far), and slid across the frozen parking lot, (Oregon City Albertson's), I checked with several employees inside, who were almost as amazed as was I, to learn that there was no drop off spot, or barrel, etc. in the store. To her credit, the head clerk told me that she knew someone at the store who goes right by the food bank, and she would see that it got delivered, and I walked out scratching my bald head.
On the way home, we discussed the incident, and found it worth our effort to search our recycling box, to see if we could find another bag, and determine what was the problem?
Turns out that the Albertson's bag had smaller print (surprise!) which indicated that we should fill the bag, preferably at their store, then drop it off at a Jiffy Lube, or a U.S. Bank. And hey, if we had taken it to Jiffy Lube, we could even have received a coupon, good for thirty one dollars off of (a year's worth) of lube services.
Isn't that keen? Thank you corporate Amerika, your generousity with your advertisement amazes me.