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
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
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