New Seasons Market Bag it Forward Donation Program | New Seasons Market

Bag It Forward


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!

We change our Bag it Forward partners every six months—in March and August. Want to apply to be a Bag It Forward partner? Please email us at

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!

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Your Store’s Bag It Forward Partners

Raleigh HillsCommunity Action | Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership | Friends of Outdoor School

Sellwood – Oregon Food Bank | Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipFriends of Outdoor School

Orenco StationFarmer’s Market Fund | Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipVirginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

ConcordiaMetropolital Family Service| Oregon Environmental CouncilBrown Girl Rise

Seven CornersGrowing Gardens| Oregon Environmental CouncilFriends of Outdoor School

Arbor LodgeGrowing Gardens| Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipSelf Enhancement Inc. (SEI)

Mountain Park Oregon Food Bank| Oregon Environmental CouncilBoys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro

Cedar HillsHomePlate Youth Services| Oregon Environmental CouncilCommunity Action

Happy ValleyClackamas Service Center| Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipFriends of Outdoor School

HawthorneMetropolital Family Service| Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipCollege Possible

Progress RidgeHomePlate Youth Services| Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipCommunity Action

Fisher’s LandingSerendipity Center| Friends of the Columbia GorgeColumbia Springs

WilliamsThe Portland Food Project| EcotrustFriends of Outdoor School

Nyberg RiversFarmer’s Market Fund| EcotrustFriends of Outdoor School

Grant ParkJOIN| Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipBrown Girl Rise

Slabtownp:ear| Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipFriendly House

WoodstockOregon Food Bank| Oregon Environmental CouncilTeam First Book Portland

University ParkGrow Portland| Lower Columbia Estuary PartnershipFriends of Outdoor School

Evergreen Evergreen Community College Food PantryKeep Coyote Creek BeautifulAccess To Tech