Change for Community

Through our Change for Community program, we’ve raised $39,900.24 in cash donations for local non-profits.

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! Please note, due to the pandemic, we’ve temporarily suspended the bean and cash donation portion of Change for Community, but we’re still rounding up!

In July, we’re rounding up for the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council. This community-based organization’s mission is the equitable integration of resident Hispanics into the broader social and economic fabric of the Lower Columbia community. The council provides services and coordinates cultural events. Funds will go toward the council’s ongoing operations including but not limited to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) education and outreach, health care enrollment, health education, census assistance, family engagement at schools, youth programs, civic engagement and advocacy.

Let’s raise funds for this awesome organization! Round up your purchase total or share your pocket change.


How to apply: Click here to download a Change for Community application.

Past Change for Community Recipients:

The Harbor $3476.53

Astoria Parks, Recreation & Community Foundation $2239.40

Columbia Memorial Hospital Foundation $2030.94

Astoria Senior Assistance Program $3427.73

Clatsop County Historical Society $2344.23

Northwest Coast Trails Coalition  $2597.85

 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

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