January 17: Friends of Moran
February 21: Sustainable Farm Fund
March 21: Safe San Juans
April 18: Historical Society: Ashmead Preservation Orchard
May 16: Foodbank
June 20: Funhouse
July 18: OI Community Resource Center
August 15: Support Island Kids: Salmonberry, Kaleidoscope & Montessori
September 19: OI Severe Weather Shelter
October 17: Healing Arts Center
November 21: OI Lions Club
December 19: Senior Center
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.
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.