Annapolis Junction, Md.-based distributor, Calico Industries Inc., celebrated its 90th anniversary by donating 90 cases — approximately 45,000 — trash bags to local charities, the company has announced. 

The family-owned and operated company, which is nestled between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., began as a small, industrial cloth converting company in 1923 to selling food service, workplace safety and janitorial products nationwide.

Calico showed its affinity for the two cities by donating the trash bags to various community-focused charities. Each charity received a variety of sizes to be used for different purposes within the organization.

The charities included Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, an organization that provides meals to the homebound elderly or disabled, Anacostia Watershed Society, and Maryland Food Bank and Food & Friends. 

“We would not have made it this far without the sacrifices of our founders, and the dedication of our employees and customers," says Dirk Wiersma, president of the company. 

Calico staff distribute 45,000 trash bags in celebration of the company's 90th anniversary. | Submitted Photo