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. We think this new program will reap big rewards for community nonprofits. There are three ways for you to help: round up your purchase total to the nearest dollar, bring a bag and donate your bean, or share your pocket change. With your help, we can be the positive change for community!

December Change for Community Recipient: CCA Regional Food Bank

The food bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and provide food to those who need it. Staff and volunteers distribute about 1.5 million pounds of food throughout the county per year. Almost half of that is fresh food! It was the first food bank in Oregon to do a fresh mobile produce pantry.

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.

Past Recipients:

November Change for Community Recipient: Little Ballet Theatre promotes dance awareness, brings cultural enrichment to our area and provides grant money for dancers to further their training.

October Change for Community Recipient: Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program finds mentors to have lunch with elementary and middle school students once a week. Children’s confidence and self-esteem improves, as well as attendance and academic scores.

September Change for Community Recipient: Clatsop CASA
Clatsop Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) trains community volunteers to stand up for abused and neglected children,  ensuring the best possible chance for a safer, more secure home life.

August Change for Community Recipient: North Coast Food Web’s Fruit Box Project provides access to free organic fruit in local schools.

July Change for Community Recipient: The Healing Circle’s VOCA (Victory Over Child Abuse) Camps. The Healing Circle provides services for local children who are survivors of sexual violence and community education around the dynamics of abuse and elements of healing.

June Change for Community Recipient: Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank. The food bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and provide food to those who need it.

May Change for Community Recipient: Astoria Parks Foundation provides scholarships for local individuals and families to access health and wellness opportunities.