Beans for Bags

Remember you’re reusable bags when you shop this Earth Day weekend. We’ll be doubling our donations to 10¢ each!

IMG_5956When you bring a reusable shopping bag to the Co-op you’re doing something really cool not only for our entire planet but for our community as well.  The Co-op takes the money (a nickel) that we would have spent on a bag and gives it to a local non-profit.  A token representing the nickel is a bean.  A cashier will give you a bean for each reusable bag you use and you get to drop it in a jar of your choice representing one of three local charities.

We have paper bags, but Beans for Bags offers a fun incentive for reusable bags that fund some important programs.

Click here for an application to become a Beans for Bags recipient.  The Co-op Board of Directors will select new recipients for the final quarter of this year.

Current Recipients – April-June 2017

The Harbor
Where violence ends and hope begins! Offers help to domestic violence survivors.

Columbia Land Trust
Works with landowners to conserve sensitive and critical lands in the Columbia River region.

Astoria Parks, Recreation, and Community Foundation
Provides scholarships to low income people to access health and wellness opportunities.