Orcas Food Co-op is now accepting applications for the 2020 Community Hero program

Submitted by the Orcas Food Co-op.

The co-op is currently accepting applications from non-sectarian, non-partisan charitable community groups for the 2020 Community Hero Campaign. To qualify for consideration please submit the application by Nov. 30. Please mail your application to Orcas Food Co-op Attn: Sarah Benson Post Office Box 913 Eastsound, Washington, 98245, or email outreach@orcasfood.coop.

The Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program serves as an umbrella for “Three Percent Thursdays,” “Register Round-Up” and “Coins for Community.” Selected organizations will be the recipient of funds gathered through the following:

• Three Percent Thursday: Three percent of the gross receipts on the third Thursday of the month.

• Register Round-Up: Shoppers have the opportunity to round up their purchases throughout the entire month.

• Coins for Community: Wooden coins donated when customers bring their own bag.

Organizations will be eligible for the program based on their service to the community in the following areas: local community service organizations; organic food; healthy food for children or seniors; environmentally friendly and sustainable agricultural practices; human rights, environmental preservation; and groups with similar missions and values. The Community Hero selection committee and Co-op Management team will select the winning organizations and assign each to a Thursday in one of the months of the following calendar year. The winning programs will be contacted prior to the first of the year.

We believe this program offers benefits that extend far beyond the monetary contribution. If your organization is selected we would like to make sure the event receives as much attention as possible on both our marketing materials and yours. We look forward to combining our efforts to promote your organization and its values to our members and to the community at large.

If you have any questions please contact the Co-op’s Marketing Specialist, Sarah Benson, at 360-376-2009 or email outreach@orcasfood.coop.