PT Food Co-op

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
Phone: (360) 385-2883

Posts Tagged ‘Beans for Bags’

Beans for Bags – Feb. 2013

March 7th, 2013 by

BeansBagsFlyer.Feb.2013$746.75 equals 14,935 nickels which also equals 14,935 bags!

Beans for Bags – Jan. 2013

February 25th, 2013 by

BeansBagsFlyerJan.2013Another great month in the bag! Thank you!

Bean program sets record!

January 10th, 2013 by

GraphicSummary12CompleteWebIt’s “bean” our best year yet!

In 2012, the Food Co-op Beans for Bags program topped the $8K mark, a new record. The total donated this year was $8,056.80.

Since its inception in 2008, the program has given Co-op member/owners the choice of receiving either a nickel refund for each container or bag they bring for their groceries, or a bean worth five cents which they can drop in their choice of glass gallon jars designated for three local non-profit organizations.

One of those three non-profit organizations is always the county food bank. The other two choices come from nominations made by the member/owners themselves. Those organizations typically serve local schools including Head Start. Other organizations served have been the local NAMI chapter, homeless shelter, animal shelter, public library, hospice, a free clinic, United Good Neighbors, local farmer support, Habitat for Humanity, and an abused women’s shelter, among others.

In the last five years, the Food Co-op has given back a total of $37,845.19 to the community through this program. We thank our Co-op shoppers for their generosity this year and every year.