Everyone is making efforts to “be green” and “green” bags are one of the environmentally friendly options. But, going beyond the ordinary, we wanted our bag program to serve a greater purpose. By shopping green with us, you help feed the hungry in our community. Here’s how it works.

Bring your own reusable bag, or purchase one of ours when you shop. By reusing your bag, you provide a win/win/win for our community. First, you save the environment the disposal of a plastic bag. Second the Co-op wins because we save the cost of new bags. Most importantly, our program is special because every month we contribute $.05 to South Coast Food Share for each cloth bag that you use when shopping at Coos Head Food Co-op! In 2011, our shoppers generated enough to contribute 3,413 pounds of food. Follow your dollar-by-dollar contributions posted monthly on our store bulletin board.

Any time is a great time to start a new environmentally friendly habit. Join us in contributing to our local South Cost Food Share and saving the environment the cost of disposable bags.