Every year, the Co-op Member Affairs Committee (MAC) and Board of Directors selects community organizations to be the monthly Community Shopping Days (CSD) recipient. CSD 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.
Now that 2022 has wrapped, our donations have added up to $29,366.64, powered directly by your purchases. Learn more about the organizations we worked with below.
Co-op Farm Fund
Donation total: $12,614.07
The Farm Fund is a zero-overhead program that works to increase the supply of local, sustainable, and organic food by supporting and establishing projects that strengthen the local farming community.
Donation total: $2,214.71
Growing Veterans is an organization that gets veterans involved with organic farming, helping to end isolation and adverse mental health issues that often come with returning to civilian life. They also provide produce to those in need.
Donation total: $2,137.96
Nooksack Tribal Food Bank is a community resource which provides groceries and other food access for members of the Nooksack Tribe in need.
Tierra y Libertad
Donation total: $2,478.80
Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad is a loose cooperative network of farmworkers, with the intention of creating a local solidarity economy with an emphasis on food sovereignty.
Donation total: $2,060.51
The Lynden Farmers Market is a non-profit venue for local businesses and farms to market their goods, and work toward the establishment of a healthy and diverse local economy and food system.
Donation total: $2,665.09
HomesNOW! Not Later is a volunteer-run organization that builds and operates tiny home communities in Bellingham to help reduce homelessness in our community.
Donation total: $2,690.56
YWCA Bellingham is a non-profit dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. They also provide safe and affordable housing to more than 35 women in need.