Beans for Bags

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: October – December 2017

Astoria Oregon Public Library Foundation is a nonprofit, community based organization with the purpose of creating resources to support the Astoria Public Library. The foundation is trying to raise funds to renovate the 50 year-old library.

CCA Regional Food Bank operates the Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank in Clatsop County. The food bank fights hunger by distributing food to multiple partner agencies as well as directly to clients.

Partners for the PAC came together to assure to continuation of music, theater, chorale, band and symphony space in the venue owned by Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center (PAC).  The Partners continue to welcome musicians, actors and speakers from far and near to enhance the experience of the arts for residents and visitors at an affordable price.