Change for Community

Selling groceries might keep our store in business, but giving back to our community is at the heart of what we do. Change for Community reaps big rewards for community nonprofits. It’s been a great success and due to your generosity, we raised $7,359 in donations! There’s even more potential to make a positive impact in 2019 and beyond as we build a bigger new store!

There are three ways for you to help: round up your purchase total to the nearest dollar, bring a bag and donate your reusable bag credit (in the form of a bean worth 5¢), or share your pocket change. With your help, we can be the positive change for community!

January Change for Community Recipient: Clatsop Animal Assistance

This non-profit group walks dogs, socializes cats and pays for veterinary care, cat litter, grooming and other supplies at the animal shelter. They promote the shelter’s adoption program and are committed to reducing pet overpopulation.

Let’s raise funds for this awesome organization! Round up your purchase total, bring a bag and donate your bean, or share your pocket change.

Merging Beans for Bags into Change for Community

A slight change in 2019 is that we’ll be merging our Beans for Bags program into Change for Community in order to simplify communications and bookkeeping. Nothing besides the name will change about our popular reusable bag inventive program. Read more…

Fun fact: Beans for Bags has incentivized the use of 144,045 reusable bags and supported 35 different community organizations with $7401 in donations since May 2015. The co-op will continue to incentivize reusable bags and raise funds for community with Change for Community.

Past Change for Community Recipients:

Clatsop Community Action Food Bank
Little Ballet Theatre 
Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program
Clatsop CASA
North Coast Food Web’s Fruit Box Project 
The Healing Circle’s VOCA (Victory Over Child Abuse) Camps.
Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank.
Astoria Parks Foundation