Community Involvement

Your Co-op is proud to serve the community by providing a full-service selection of natural and organic foods, as a meeting place for individuals and groups, and through our support of community organizations and charities.


If you have questions about the following programs, or would like to become involved with the Co-op’s community outreach program, please contact our Marketing and Outreach Director, Nicole Vander Meulen. Her e-mail address is nicole(at)skagitfoodcoop(dot)com.

4% Friday

On the 4th Friday of every month, your Co-op donates 4% of the days sales to a local community or charitable organization.

Tokens 4 Tomorrow

Bring your own bag when you shop and your Co-op donates 5¢ to a charitable organization.

Co-op Meeting Room

Your Co-op has 2 meeting rooms on the third floor where community groups can meet for free!

Community Partnerships

Your Co-op supports a wide variety of like-minded community groups through education, sponsorships, and donations.

Newsletters

Your Co-op publishes two newsletters: a bi-monthly print newsletter and a weekly e-newsletter. Both publications feature sales pricing, product features, and articles and information about food, health, community events, and more.

Banana Card Program

We’re not monkeying around! Kids ten and under receive a free organic apple, organic orange, organic pear, or organic banana each time they visit the co-op with their banana card. Kids with a banana card simply pick their fruit and bring it to the register along with their banana card. At the Skagit Valley Food Co-op, we believe in the value and power of good nutrition that comes from organic fruits and veggies. We want parents to be able to offer their kids an organic treat when they come along for the grocery shopping. Tell the kids in your life about it – ask any Co-op staff person for a banana card for your kiddo!

Donations

The Skagit Valley Food Co-op is proud to support and make significant contributions to local community groups in a variety of ways, including our donation program. Although we would like to support every worthwhile cause, due to the overwhelming volume of submissions, it is not possible to fulfill every request. Our decisions are based on a group’s consistency with the Skagit Valley Food Co-op Mission Statement, the number of people who will benefit, as well as the funds available in our donation program’s budget at the time a request is received. Most donations will be provided in the form of gift cards or in-kind donations, but exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We welcome your request, but we ask that you thoroughly review the guidelines below before making your submission. Donation requests must be made formally using the Donation Request Form. You can submit it at one of the front registers, attn: Nicole Vander Meulen. You may also drop it off in person on the 3rd floor of the Co-op Building, room 301. Donation requests will only be reviewed once per week. We request that you please give us at least four weeks’ notice to consider, fulfill, and deliver donations.

Our Donation Application form (and Donation Policy) can be found here:

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