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 totally have really nice paper bags for anyone to use, but Beans for Bags offers a fun incentive for reusable bags that fund some important programs.
Recipients January-March 2017:
Lower Columbia Q Center’s mission is to be a safe and welcoming resource and support service to the LGBT community, friends, families, and allies of the lower Columbia Region.
Columbia Senior Diners is a nonprofit struggling to make ends meet. It provides low cost lunches at the Astoria Senior Center. Seniors who cannot join others in the dining area can have meals delivered to their homes.
Astoria High School Orchestra is planning an educational trip to Disneyland. The student musicians would have an opportunity to play their instruments as an ensemble for critique and add the music in the final performance to animation.
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.