The Iowa Grocery Industry Association has awarded Central College a $1,904 grant through its Build with Bags program.

This grant will pay for two benches, a table and umbrella base made from recycled plastic bags by Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls. Each bench represents approximately 10,600 recycled bags. The furniture will arrive at Central’s organic garden in June.

Central is one of 18 communities to receive the grant. The Iowa Grocery Industry Association awarded a total $32,464.85 based on applicants’ local plastic bag recycling efforts, the location chosen for the recycled furniture and a letter from a local grocer who supported the organization’s plans for the furniture.