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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – Community Action | Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership | Friends of Outdoor School
Sellwood – Oregon Food Bank | Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Friends of Outdoor School
Orenco Station – Farmer’s Market Fund | Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Concordia – Metropolital Family Service| Oregon Environmental Council| Brown Girl Rise
Seven Corners – Growing Gardens| Oregon Environmental Council| Friends of Outdoor School
Arbor Lodge – Growing Gardens| Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI)
Mountain Park – Oregon Food Bank| Oregon Environmental Council| Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro
Cedar Hills – HomePlate Youth Services| Oregon Environmental Council| Community Action
Happy Valley – Clackamas Service Center| Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Friends of Outdoor School
Hawthorne – Metropolital Family Service| Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| College Possible
Progress Ridge – HomePlate Youth Services| Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Community Action
Fisher’s Landing – Serendipity Center| Friends of the Columbia Gorge| Columbia Springs
Williams – The Portland Food Project| Ecotrust| Friends of Outdoor School
Nyberg Rivers – Farmer’s Market Fund| Ecotrust| Friends of Outdoor School
Grant Park – JOIN| Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Brown Girl Rise
Slabtown – p:ear| Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Friendly House
Woodstock – Oregon Food Bank| Oregon Environmental Council| Team First Book Portland
University Park – Grow Portland| Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership| Friends of Outdoor School
Evergreen – Evergreen Community College Food Pantry | Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful | Access To Tech