Food Bank Donations are a Snap

$1 = 4 meals

Donate to your local food bank at any Natural Grocers store during November and December and we'll match your donation (up to $50,000). All donations are given to our food bank partner in your community.


See other ways to help support local food banks below.


Bring Your Own Bag and Help Feed Your Community Food Bank

BYO Bag to Natural Grocers and Increase Food Bank Donations



Food banks are feeling the effects of the economy from both sides. While more families are in need of food bank services, fewer families have been able to donate. The result is shelves that run low quickly and families who might have to go without.



How it Works                   


Donate at Natural Grocers in November and December and we'll match

Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage has set up an easy food bank donation program and you may already be helping! Each time you shop at one of our stores, just bring your own bags (any bags!) and we’ll donate 5 cents per shopping trip to the local food bank. You don't even have to request it, if you B.Y.O. Bag, we'll donate!


Since beginning our Bag-Free Checkout program in 2008, we (together with our customers) have helped to feed children and families in our communities as well as reduce the number of bags that would go into the landfills by millions.



How to Remember your Bags


The hardest part of this program may be remembering to bring your bags. So, here's a handy BYO Bag Reminder Sign you can print out and hang on your dashboard! Another tried and true method that our customers have told us is to keep your bags in your trunk or your back seat. Then they're always there when you need them!


P.S. The Omega-3s in Salmon are great for brain health! 



Natural Grocers Food Bank Partners


Billings Food Bank    Natural Grocers donates to Colorado Care and Sahre Food Bank    Clark County Food BankCommunity Food Share receives donations from Natural Grocers  Cornerstone Outreach Center receives donations from Natural GrocersNatural Grocers donates to Dixie Care and Sahre Food Bank  Durango Food Bank receives donation from Natural GrocersECHO Food Bank in Farmington, NM    

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

Natural Groers donates to Food Bank for Larimer County     Natural Grocers donates to Food Bank of the Rockies     The Food Depotreceives donations from Natural Grocers      Hope Food Pantry receives donations from Natural Grocers Idaho Food Bank logo  Northern AZ Food Bank LogoREgional Food Bank  Road Runner Food Bank receives doantions from Natural GrocersSharing Ministries receives donations from Natural GrocersSt Joseph's Food Pantry receives donations from Natural GrocersWeld Food Bank receives donation from Natural Grocers

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies