At New Seasons, we focus on building and nourishing the communities we serve; from the neighborhood we’re a part of to the global food community.
We’ve always believed that giving back to our communities is the right thing to do. That’s why we donate 10% of our after-tax profits to local nonprofit organizations. To make sure our efforts have impact, we keep our focus on three key areas: Fighting hunger, supporting our schools, and promoting environmental conservation. Learn more>>
When you bring a reusable bag to New Seasons, you can donate your 5 cent refund to one of three non-profits in the neighborhood (plus, you’ll earn 10 bonus Neighbor Rewards points)! All of our non-profits focus on one of three areas—ending hunger, supporting K-12 schools or protecting our environment. Learn more>>
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!
We also honor our staff’s commitment to doing more in their community. Each year, we give each of our staff up to 8 hours of paid time off to participate in community service, contributing to the work local nonprofits are doing.
A few examples of the work our staff has done in 2017:
• Repaired the Pacific Crest Trail
• Cooked a meal for homeless youth at HomePlate Youth Services
• Filled and delivered Backpacks for Schoolhouse Supplies
• Planted trees along the Tualatin River with Friends of Trees
• Preparing and serving lunch and ice cream with Food Lifeline
• Pulled ivy and other invasive plants in Forest Park
When you donate your refundable cans and bottles at New Seasons, 100% goes directly to your neighborhood schools foundation. Last year alone our Cans for Kids program raised over $134,740 from our customers, staff and community. Learn more>>
As part of our ongoing commitment to our communities, every New Seasons store partners with a local organization that fights hunger. Customers can make a donation at the register anytime they shop with us, and organizations range in scope from food pantries to soup kitchens to home garden programs for food insecure families. Learn more>>