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: January-March 2018
- Coast Community Radio/Tillicum Foundation is committed to using radio as an active resource for community development and public access. Funds will go toward the new KMUN high school internship program.
- Filling Empty Bellies’ mission is to feed Astoria’s homeless and hungry, serving a meal six days a week to those in need. The organization is funded completely by donations and all funds will go toward meals.
- Assistance League of the Columbia Pacific promotes the well-being and self-esteem of children and teens in Clatsop County. Funds will go toward its Operation School Bell which provides new school clothes for those who need them.