With our Bag It Forward Program, by bringing in your reusable shopping bag, you can donate your 5 cent reusable shopping bag refund to one of three nonprofits in your New Seasons Market location’s neighborhood. (Plus, for bringing in your reusable shopping bag, you’ll earn 10 bonus Neighbor Rewards points, too!).
Our nonprofit beneficiaries work to end hunger, support K-12 schools and protect our environment, and each store partners with one local nonprofit from each category for the Bag It Forward program.
Thanks to our generous customers, $536,842.40 has been donated to Bag it Forward partners since the beginning of the program in 2016! That equals 10.7 Million bag credits that were donated to local nonprofits in less than 4 years.
In 2019, this program generated $179,402.05 in donations. That’s a 36.4% increase over 2018! With the new state-required paper bag fee, we hope to donate even more this year. Helping the environment and local community is in the bag for 2020!
Note: In an effort to encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, Oregon will require retailers to charge a 5 cent bag fee for each paper bag used at the register. This law goes into effect January 1, 2020 so be sure to bring in those reusable shopping bags! Still need a paper bag? No problem! Your 5 cents will go to fund sustainability initiatives!
Your Store’s Bag It Forward Partners
Raleigh Hills – The Portland Food Project | Friends of Trees | Growing Gardens
Sellwood – The Portland Food Project | BARK | Community Transitional School
Orenco Station – Community Action | Xerces Society | Serendipity Center
Concordia – Serendipity Center | Portland Harbor Coalition | Community Transitional School
Seven Corners – Rahab’s Sisters | ReBuilding Center | Pass the Mic
Arbor Lodge – Village Gardens | Human Access Project | Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Mountain Park – Hunger Fighters Oregon | Environmental Learning Center | Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Cedar Hills – Adelante Mujeres | Xerces Society | SMART
Happy Valley – Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon | ReBuilding Center | Reading Results
Hawthorne – Raphael House | Forest Park Conservancy | Growing Gardens
Progress Ridge – Adelante Mujeres | Xerces Society | Latino Network
Fisher’s Landing – Share | Friends of Trees | Best Buddies of OR & WA
Williams – Boise Eliot Humboldt | PCC Foundation | Jefferson High PSTA
Nyberg Rivers – Good Neighbor Center | Free Geek | Latino Network
Grant Park – Portland Refugee Support Group | Forest Park Conservancy | Growing Gardens
Slabtown – Serendipity Center | CityWild PDX | Community Transitional School
Woodstock – Rahab’s Sisters | BARK | College Possible
University Park – Growing Gardens | Ecotrust | Latino Network
Mercer Island – Operation Sack Lunch | Panthera | ArtsED Washington
Evergreen – Evergreen Community College Food Pantry | Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful | Access To Tech