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Postal Service Ends 'M Bag' Program for Nonprofits

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Postal Service Ends 'M Bag' Program for Nonprofits

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Postal Service Ends 'M Bag' Program for Nonprofits

Postal Service Ends 'M Bag' Program for Nonprofits

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The United States Postal Service says that, since being ordered by Congress to break even, it can no longer afford to offer low-cost surface shipping to nonprofit organizations through the M Bag program.

M Bags are large duffel bags that nonprofit organizations use to bulk-ship textbooks overseas to impoverished regions around the world.

Joel Rose reports from member station WHYY in Philadelphia.