When 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: July – September 2017
Repair Café is a volunteer-run program designed to bring people together around skill-sharing to fix broken stuff, diverting waste.
Clatsop County Animal Control and Shelter provides care and protection for hundreds of homeless, unwanted, abandoned and abused or neglected dogs and cats and adopts them to loving homes.
Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.