Co-op shoppers are known for their generosity. As of early November, shoppers have contributed $28,280.78 to various causes in 2017. Thank you for being a caring community!
If you are still planning year-end donations, consider donating at any Co-op register for the following causes:
- Co-op Farm Fund
- Co-op Member-Owner Seed Fund
- Bellingham Food Bank
- December SEED recipient—Whatcom Civil Rights Project
Co-op shoppers donated a total of $5,729.14 to—
Bellingham Food Bank • Community to Community Development • Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief • SEED Fund Recipients • Standing Rock Sioux • Texas Food Bank Hurricane Relief
Co-op baristas donate 100% of tips from all three of our espresso bars, which added up to $5,930.27 in donations to—
Community to Community Development • Co-op Give Fund (assists Co-op employees in times of crisis) • Growing Veterans • Kulshan’s Angel Fund • LAW Advocates • Make a Wish Alaska & Washington • Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood • Northwest Youth Services (Co-op staff secured matching funds bringing this donation to a whopping $6,472.52!) • Whatcom Homeless Service Center
Farm Fund Contributions
Co-op shoppers donated $6,621.37 to the Co-op’s Farm Fund.
We were honored and grateful to recently receive an additional $10,000 anonymous donation to the Farm Fund Next Step Project from a local Whatcom County resident and Farm Fund supporter.
When local, sustainable, and organic farms benefit from the Farm Fund, we all benefit!
Throughout the year, shoppers donate goods to in-store collection bins for the Bellingham Food Bank, and for the first time this year we participated in a drive for the Whatcom Humane Society Pet Food Bank in November.