Community Giving in Seattle

Part of the Neighborhood

As a company, we are quite unique. Our stores are not cookie cutter big box-type stores with directives from “corporate” about how to run the business. Each of our stores has a lot of latitude in deciding the best way to operate that individual store to meet the needs of the local community. That makes community giving really special and fun.

Donations in the Community

Our team members are part of the local community and they are passionate about supporting the local causes that are important to our shoppers and neighbors. First off, it’s a given that each store donates food to area food banks and shelters. We have food; they know how to get it to people who need it. Done. Then several times a year, our stores hold community giving days (otherwise known as “5% Community Support Days”) where five percent of that day’s net sales are donated to a local nonprofit or educational organization. The groups that benefit from these 5% Days are as varied as the communities themselves. Last but not least, team members are constantly volunteering their time and expertise to an assortment of local non-profits.

How to Submit a Request

1. Consider Our Giving Priorities:

  • Healthy Food Access
  • Healthy Kids and Families
  • Food as a Community Builder

2. Submit Your Request Early:

Donation requests must be submitted using our online form at least six weeks prior to the date the donation is needed. Your donation request must be submitted in full, including your nonprofit's 501C3 Federal Tax ID and IRS Determination Letter. 

3. Requests that We're Unable to Fulfill:

  • Requests submitted by phone or in person.
  • Solicitation at our stores (leafleting, asking customers for donations, etc.).
  • Catering donations of any type.
  • Private business meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Discounts on store items (we do, however, offer a case discount on many items for all customers).
  • Faith- or religious-based groups.
  • Political-based groups.

Ready to submit your request? Complete an online donation request form now.