Giving Back Comes Naturally to Us
Did you know we donate 10% of our after-tax profits to local nonprofit organizations? In 2012, we were able to support over 1,000 nonprofit organizations! We believe sharing our success with our community is simply the right thing to do. We focus our support on three key areas: Feeding the hungry, educating our youth and sustaining our local agriculture.
We have a special fondness for Loaves & Fishes, the Meals-On-Wheels People. Each of our stores has a weekly Meals-On-Wheels route to deliver hot food and good conversation to seniors in their neighborhood. Making a delivery is the highlight of everyone's week!
Through the School Fruit Program, we donate 100% of the profits from certain Northwest-grown, organic apples and pears to the Portland, Beaverton, North Clackamas, Hillsboro, Evergreen, Camas and Vancouver Schools Foundations. Look for the School Fruit logo in our produce department.
- Schools can purchase Scrip for a 5% discount. That turns into real money.
- To request a donation for a neighborhood organization, stop by your neighborhood New Seasons Market and speak with the community coordinator.
As a grocery store, we focus our grants primarily on supporting three key areas: feeding the hungry, educating youth and improving our environment. Does your organization or project fit into one of these key areas? If so, please continue. Fill out the form below and be sure to include your 501c3 status or tax ID number.
For a donation to a neighborhood nonprofit or school, please contact the New Seasons Market in your community and ask to speak with the Community Coordinator. Due to a high volume of requests, please allow 30 days for us to get back to you. Thank you for your patience!
Our private label has a very public face. Each year, we set aside a portion of the profits from our New Seasons Market brand products, like milk and eggs, to support local farming efforts and help further the connection between the urban and regional food economy.
In 2012, New Seasons Market granted funds to over 30 organizations, most of them directly supporting local farmers markets!
Market managers have created inventive ways to increase accessibility to farm-fresh food. Many of the markets have used grant funds to install wireless ATM machines, which also accept SNAP, or food stamp cards. Some of them went a step further and created a matching fund program to award more dollars to SNAP users, making fresh, healthy food even more affordable. And one market created a Mobile Market, taking the farmers market into neighborhoods with little access to fresh, local food.
2012 grant recipients
Beaverton Farmers Market, Camas Farmers Market, Cedar Mill Farmers Market, Chefs Collaborative Portland, Cully Community Market, Forest Grove Farmers Market, Hillsboro Farmers' Market, Hillsdale Farmers' Market, Hollywood Farmers Market, Kneading Conference, Lake Oswego Farmers Market, Lents International Farmers Market, Lloyd Farmers Market, Mercy Corps Northwest, Milwaukie Sunday Farmers Market, Montavilla Farmers Market, Moreland Farmers Market, North Plains Farmers Market, OHSU Farmers Market, Oregon City Farmers Market, Buckman Portland Farmers Market, King Portland Farmers Market, Northwest Portland Farmers Market, Salmon Creek Farmers Market, St Johns Farmers Market, Tigard Area Farmers Market, Vancouver Farmers Market, Woodstock Farmers Market, Oregon Berry Festival, Oregon Farmers Market Association, and Zenger Farm.