Reusable Tote Bags; From Food Delivery to Everyday Use


Root NS Inc.


Salem, Massachusetts


Non-Profit Organization

Years in Business

5 Years

Company Website 

About Root NS Inc.

Root is a non-profit, social enterprise with a mission to help young adults create a pathway to independence through food service training and employment.  Root offers a 14-week job training program for young adults, ages 16-26. They also provide employment opportunities for Root graduates through our catering, cafe, and event space rentals.  In 2020, Root’s community catering has produced over 20,000 meals for those in need including seniors, youth, and individuals being served by area food pantries, shelters, and residential-based programs.

Purpose of Purchase

Root purchased these tote bags for their annual fundraising event.

Tote Bag Details

Medium Grocery Bag in Special Lightweight Polycotton

What are the bags being used for?

The tote bags are being used to bundle and distribute dinners that were purchased as part of their virtual annual fundraising event.

Note from Root NS Inc.

The bags were perfect! They were roomy enough to hold the takeout containers, beverages, and other items and were easy to fill and distribute. The size/style makes them a great reusable tote bag, and we were really happy with how our logo imprinted on them. Lenka and her team were so helpful to work with and met our deadlines even in a pandemic!

From Food Delivery to Everyday Use.

Reusable canvas tote bags. They serve as a solution within various aspects of our lives. Whether they are being used to carry your groceries, as an overnight or weekend bag, or maybe yours is being used everyday. Whatever the case may be, tote bags were designed to meet a variety of different daily needs. As many of us look for ways to reduce our plastic consumption, reusable tote bags are paving the way in helping us to do so. Consequently, with a sturdy design and high-quality canvas material, it is no wonder that they have become such a popular alternative to plastic bags.

This past year, restaurants, food co-ops, farmers markets, grocery stores, and many others have found ways to pivot their business model to still accommodate their customers. According to Upserve, February through April 2020 resulted in a 16% increase in restaurants actively using online ordering for takeout and delivery options. From curbside pick-up to delivery options, and everything in-between. As a result of all that has transpired this year, being resourceful is how these small businesses have managed to stay alive. 

Food delivery and online ordering has been a hot topic in recent years. It comes as no surprise that they gained even more traction over the past 12-months. It is estimated that in the past year, two in five restaurants began offering food delivery services to their customers. Furthermore, in 2020, more than 45 million Americans used a food delivery app, which is a 25% increase over 2019. 

How can Enviro-Tote help?

Is your business in need of reusable canvas tote bags for food orders, but not sure where to start? Reach out to our knowledgeable Sales Team to get more information. They are available to answer any questions you may have and assist you in preparing your tote bag design for production!

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