Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program
With the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, there are two different types of reusable bags sold. Every reusable Community Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased. Every reusable Fight Hunger Bag with the attached Giving Tag sold provides a $1 donation to a hunger organization local to the store in which it was purchased.
How It Works
People. Planet. Profit.
We're proud to say this program positively impacts the triple bottom line: People, Planet and Profit. Our partners have experienced an average 25%+ in sales for the category on a year-over-year basis. Eliminate single-use bags, drive hyper-local community giving and increase consumer awareness across your target markets with Bags 4 My Cause.
What is Bags 4 My Cause?
Bags 4 My Cause is a program in which every reusable bag sold provides a $1 donation to a nonprofit local to the store in which it was purchased. Our team partners with yours to implement this program in your store locations, with little-to-no touch needed on your part.
How do you calculate the amount of meals donated?
We work with local food pantries and food banks across the country to provide nourishing meals to those in need. According to Feeding America, every $1 donation allows partners to secure and distribute 10 meals to those in need. To learn more, read this article by Feeding America.
How do you calculate the number of single-use bags not used?
We estimate that one purchased reusable bag will be used at least six times per year. We also estimate that each time a reusable bag is used it equates to five single-use bags that are not used. This means that for every reusable bag that is sold, 30 single-use bags are not used. We are confident in this assessment, as it is a very conservative estimate compared to other findings.
Is there a limit to the amount of donations a nonprofit can raise from the Bags 4 My Cause Program?
No. There is no limit to the amount of donations a nonprofit can raise from the Bags 4 My Cause Program.
How are nonprofits selected?
Nonprofits are selected by each participating store location on a monthly basis. The benefiting nonprofit of the month is notified of their selection in the program about one month prior to their selection start date. Our team handles all nonprofit communication, and provides marketing materials to make it as easy as possible for non-profits to spread the word.
How can we become a benefiting nonprofit in this program?
Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-351-6903 to be added to the list as a potential benefiting nonprofit in this program.
Bags 4 My Cause is a PS IT MATTERS mission-driven company.
Bags 4 My Cause is one of three mission-driven initiatives within the PS IT MATTERS family. Since its inception in 2011, PS IT MATTERS has been creating profitable business models that are designed to give back to local non-profits with every business transaction. Bags 4 My Cause and Bloomin' 4 Good are now successfully deployed in 3,000+ retail locations across the country.