Food Bank Donations

Help end hunger by shopping with us

There is nothing like coming home after a long day’s work and enjoying a meal with your loved ones. However, not all families — including families in your community — can afford to buy food to feed their families. In fact, more than 40 million Americans were food insecure at some time in 2017. That means they were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet their needs because they had insufficient money or other resources for food.i

Here’s how...

1. Bring Your Own Bags

Each time you shop at one of our stores, be sure to bring your own bags — any bag — and we’ll donate five cents per shopping trip to your local food bank. Not only are you supporting your local food bank’s efforts, you are also reducing your carbon footprint by keeping bags out of the environment. 

Since beginning our disposable bag-free checkout program, our customers have helped feed families in their communities and have prevented more than 270 million plastic bags from ending up in the environment. 

2. You Donate. We Match.

Donate to your local food bank at any Natural Grocers store during our November and December Check Out Hunger Campaign and we’ll match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 total. We typically raise over $100,000 each year through our combined efforts.

Since 2010, through our combined efforts, we have donated nearly 1 million dollars to the food banks to our communities. 

Below is a list of the local food banks you help support when you shop with us:

Access Food Bank
Arkansas Food Bank
Billings Food Bank
Cache Food Pantry
Catholic Community Services Food Bank
Central Community Missouri Food Bank
Channel One Regional Food Bank 
Clark County Food Bank
Colorado Care and Share Food Bank
Comm Food Bank of Eastern OK
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona 
Community Food Share
Cornerstone Outreach
Durango Food Bank
ECHO FOOD BANK
Flathead Food Bank
Food Bank of Iowa
Food Bank of Larimer County
Food Bank of Lincoln
Food Bank of NE Arkansas
Food Bank of Northern Nevada 
Food Bank of the Rockies
Food Bank of W Central Texas
Food For Lane County
Great Plains Food Bank
Harvesters - The Community Network
Helena Food Share
Helping Hands Ministry Belton
Hope Food Pantry
Idaho Food Bank
JUST FOOD  Food Bank
Linn Community Food Bank
LUNCH PARTNERS
METROPOLITAN COMM. CHURCH
Missoula Food Bank
NE Iowa Food Bank
Neighboor Impact
Network of Community Ministry
North Texas Food Bank
Northern Arizona Food Bank
NW Arkansas Food Bank 
Oregon Food Bank
Regional East Texas Food Bank 
REGIONAL FOOD BANK OF OKLAHOMA
River Bend Food Bank
Roadrunner Food Bank
San Antonio Food Bank
Santa Fe Food Depot
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank-SJ
Sedona Comm. Food Bank
Sharing Ministries
South Plains Food Bank
St. Mary's Food Bank 
Summit County CO Senior Program
Tarrant Area Food Bank
The Garden of Eden
Three Sqaure Food Bank
Utah Food Bank
Watered Gardens Ministry
Weld Food Bank
West Texas Food Bank
Wichita Falls Area Food Bank
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies
Yavapai Food Bank

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