Community Bag Program

Welcome to the Community Bag Program! By simply making a $2.50 Community Bag purchase, shoppers give $1 back to a local nonprofit selected monthly by store leadership. Use the resources to let your supporters know!

Program Overview

Making it easy for shoppers to give back to their local communities

Every time a shopper purchases a $2.50 Community Bag at your given Big Y location, your nonprofit will receive a $1 donation, unless otherwise directed by the Giving Tag. You can help drive bag sales and donations with an ongoing campaign to:

  • Promote by emailing supporters.
  • Promote by posting to your social media.
  • Promote by distributing and posting flyers.
  • Check in with the store to meet its leadership and check out the bag display and stock.

It’s in the bag!

Stories from nonprofits that’ve benefited from the Community Bag Program.

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Foster and Forever Pet Rescue

Finding loving homes for strays.

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Recovery Network of Programs

Fostering hope through personalized support.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Big Y Community Bag Program?

The Big Y Community Bag Program makes it easy for shoppers to support their communities and environment by buying durable, reusable shopping bags. Donations from this program support groups focused on education, civic, health & wellness, hunger relief and military/veterans organizations.

Where can I buy a bag?

Community Bags are available at all Big Y locations. Look for them at registers and on the reusable bag rack. If you can’t find them, just ask a staff member where they are. They’ll be happy to show you!

To find the Big Y nearest to you, visit our site. You can also purchase these bags in bulk — they make great gifts for friends, family, colleagues and group members. Show them you care about them, the community and the environment! For information on bulk orders, please contact us at bigy@bags4mycause.com.


How much does a Community Bag cost?

Each bag costs $2.50, with $1 of that purchase going to support a benefiting nonprofit in your community.

How are nonprofits selected as beneficiaries each month?

Every month, leadership at each store location chooses a local nonprofit to be the default beneficiary from the Community Bag Program. This organization’s name is posted on the reusable bag rack during their benefiting month.