August 21st- Sept 4th


What are Spud bin drives ?


A few times a year we at Spud call upon our thoughtful customers to help us cultivate a healthier community by asking for donations of food, clothing, or other living essentials. We ask for these donations to be placed back into customer’s Spud bins so that we can easily pick up these most-needed items and deliver them to aid organizations.


Why do bin drives matter?


At Spud, we take a holistic approach to sustainability, meaning we understand that a healthy environment is only achievable when you have a healthy and stable community, and vise versa.

This August, we are focusing on school supplies! According to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, which are the international organization’s “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable world for all,” inclusive and equitable education is a crucial component. We hope that providing some basic learning tools, like notebooks and calculators, we as a Spud community can contribute to this goal!


Who are we supporting?


As always, we want to keep things local. To see what organization we are supporting in your area and what school supplies are in most need of, find your city listed below:


Victoria: 1UP


1. 2″ binders
2. packages of lined paper
3. duotangs
4. thin markers (12+)
5. large glue sticks
6. white glue
7. pencil crayons – 24
8. primary pencils



Edmonton: My United Way – Tools for School program


1. Backpack
2. Duo tang
3. Erasers
4. Glue Stick
5. Pencil Box
6. Rulers
7. Pencils
8. Highlighters
9. Exercise Books



Calgary: Closer to Home


1. Backpacks *Most needed item*
2. Pens/pencils / Pencil crayons
3. Pencil box
4. Pencil sharpeners
5. Glue sticks
6. Erasers
7. Scissors
8. Calculators
9. Binders (preferably with zippers)
10. Paper/notebooks
11. Construction paper / drawing paper / graph paper
12. Reusable water bottle
13. Rulers
14. Geometry sets
15. Markers (water-based)
16. Highlighters
18. USB sticks
19. Staplers
20. Scotch tape

SPUD has been delivering local and organic groceries in Vancouver and the lower mainland for the past 20 years, and now services Vancouver Island, Calgary, and Edmonton as well!

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