The Brown Bag project was started by two of the biggest hearts you’ll ever meet, Cambridge Dayn-Ryan and Clint Shuttlesworth of Salty Culture. The premise was simple, prefill brown grocery bags for the homeless with items that will help them with basic needs. They prefilled them so that they could carry them in their cars and have them ready to hand out when they stopped at any corner with a homeless man or woman. They also wanted others to get involved so they gave many brown bags away to anyone and everyone willing to take one so that many more homeless people were reached. As I said BIG hearts.

Inspired by their good deeds and wanting to multiply their efforts we came up with two ideas to help scale their project even more. First we changed the brown bag to a smaller bag (a lunch bag to be exact) so that it was even easier for the homeless to carry around and more could be filled for less. Second we printed the needs list on the lunch bag itself so these brown bags could be left around the city at coffee shops, college campuses, churches, etc. and many more people could get involved with or without them. Clint also suggested creating a template where others could print onto the brown bags as well which we are currently working on. To get involved with the brown bag project email