Every year the Co-op Member Affairs Committee (MAC) and Board of Directors selects community organizations to be the monthly Community Shopping Day (CSD) recipient.
Community Shopping Day recipients receive 2% of the Co-op’s total sales on the third Saturday of their designated month and all register donations made during the month.
There are two ways to support these organizations.
- 2% Saturdays: Shop the third Saturday of the month. The Co-op donates 2% of total sales from this day.
- Donate the Difference: Round up your purchase at the register on any day and 100% of your donation is given directly to that month's Community Shopping Day recipient.
2020 Donation Totals—It All Adds Up!
In 2020, the Co-op donated $26,641.50 from 2% Saturdays. Register donations for the year totaled $459.39.
2021 Community Shopping Day Recipients
We are pleased to welcome these organizations to the 2021 Community Shopping Day program. After a thorough and thoughtful application review process by the Co-op’s Member Affairs Committee, our Board of Directors approved these organizations as the 2021 Community Shopping Day recipients.
January — Co-op's Farm Fund
February — City Sprouts Farm
March — Viva Farms
April — Co-op's Farm Fund
May — Community to Community
June — Local Food Works
July — Sterling Meadows Farm Worker Housing
August — Co-op's Farm Fund
September — Sustainable Bellingham
October — Bellingham Food Bank
November — Co-op's Farm Fund
December — Whatcom Food Network