Community Connection

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Community Hero Program

The Orcas Food Co-op’s Community Hero Program serves as an umbrella for “3% Thursdays,” “Register Round Up” and “Coins for Community.” Selected organizations will be the recipient of funds gathered through the following: 3% Thursday – 3% 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. The application period for 2021 will begin in September, 2020. To inquire about the Community Hero Program contact [email protected]


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.

2020 Recipients

January- Fresh Bucks, February – FARM Fund, March – Orcas Island Rotary Club, April- Farm to Classroom, May – Orcas Island Historical Society, June – OPAL Community Land Trust, July -Orcas Island Children’s House, August – Orcas Island Senior Center, September – Friends of Moran, October – Orcas Community Resource Center, November – Food Bank, December- The Funhouse

Donation & Sponsorship Requests

Due to the high volume of requests we are currently considering a maximum of $100 per monetary sponsorship request. We enjoy collaborating and supporting like-minded organizations in the community. If you would be interested in discussing other forms of sponsorship such as promotional support for your event, or other in-kind support, please let us know!

How to Request a Contribution/Sponsorship

Download and print Community Contribution/Sponsorship Request Form OR email completed form to [email protected]
Submit your request at least 4 weeks before your event if possible.
We will strive to follow up with you regarding your request within one week of receiving it. Requests will not be considered until we have a written request form on file.
We look forward to partnering with you to help our community thrive! Thank you for all you do in our community, and for your support of Orcas Food Co-op!

Sponsorship Request Form