Change for Community

Through our Change for Community program, we’ve raised $29,104.21 for local non-profits and incentivized the use of 238,236 reusable bags.


Selling groceries might keep our store in business, but giving back to our community is at the heart of what we do. Change for Community reaps big rewards for the community and planet. There are three ways for you to help: round up your purchase total, bring a bag and donate your bean (reusable bag credit/token worth 5¢), or share your pocket change. Each quarter, three organizations are recipients of the reusable bag credits and each month one of those organizations gets a turn at being a round-up recipient. With your help, we can be the positive change for community!

In April, we’re rounding up for the Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation. This local non profit’s mission is to develop resources that assure excellence in healthcare and access to Columbia Memorial Hospital. We are not currently accepting cash or reusable bags, but you can help raise funds by rounding up.

January – March 2020 Change for Community Recipients: 

Astoria Senior Assistance Program provides emergency housing funds for senior citizens who are in danger of becoming homeless. (January round-up recipient)

Clatsop County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Clatsop County and the surrounding area. Funds will go toward the effort to make the society’s museums free for local school kids. (February round-up recipient)

Northwest Coast Trails Coalition  advocates for walking, hiking, biking and water trails.  Funds will go toward building and maintaining trails. (March round-up recipient)

How to apply: Click here to download an application.

Past Change for Community Recipients:

 Astoria Warming Center $2,048.48

North Coast Food Web’s Project Fruit Box $1,437.49

CCA Regional Food Bank $1,949.22

North Coast Swim Club $1161.30

MOMS Club of Astoria $1538.41

Lower Columbia Hispanic Council $1,465.46

Astoria Parks Foundation $1382

Camp Kiwanilong $1370

Wildlife Center of the North Coast $2000

Clatsop Animal Assistance $1618.61

Helping Hands $1068.53

The Harbor $1414.91

Clatsop Community Action Food Bank $673.16

Little Ballet Theatre  $616.41

Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program $877.63

Clatsop CASA $654.06

North Coast Food Web’s Fruit Box Project  $1323.59

The Healing Circle’s VOCA (Victory Over Child Abuse) Camps $1210.44

Clatsop Community Action Regional Food Bank $1097.84

Astoria Parks Foundation $906.86


Record Donation

Astoria Co-op Donates to Clatsop Animal Assistance