FAQs

Have questions about our programs? Check here for some of the more commonly asked questions or feel free to contact us.

Community Bag

The Giant Food 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.

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

The bags are made from 95% recycled materials from either nonwoven or woven Polypropylene. They are manufactured in China and Vietnam in factories that follow the strictest guidelines for employment and production standards.

We work with local food pantries and food banks 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: https://www.feedingamerica.org/ways-to-give/faq/about-our-claims

No. If you have been selected as the monthly beneficiary at a particular store location, the $1 donation will automatically go to you upon purchase. There is no need to use the Giving Tag attached to the bag to send the $1 donation to your organization. The Giving Tag is only to redirect the $1 donation to a different nonprofit, other than the one selected to benefit for the 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.

Yes. Giant Food is committed to serving the communities in which we live and work, so if your nonprofit is 501(c)(3) certified, then visit our Submit Your Organization page to sign up to participate, or visit our website to learn more about our other community programs.

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.

Community Bags are available at all Giant Food 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 Giant Food 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 giantfood@bags4mycause.com.

We will send donation checks directly to selected nonprofits in the Community Bag Program approximately 10-12 weeks after their selected month ends. Nonprofits participating in the Giving Tag Program that earn $5 or more at any point will be sent their donation checks approximately 10-12 weeks after the close of the month in which the funds reaching or surpassing $5 were raised. Giving Tag Program beneficiaries that earn less than $5 throughout the year will be sent a donation check with any remaining balance in our account at the end of the year.

The Bloomin’ 4 Good and Community Bag Programs are designed to impact as many local nonprofits as possible in the communities we serve. The administration fee goes toward our efforts to run the programs seamlessly while optimizing the amount raised for each selected organization by covering our costs to:
  • Perform exhaustive research and vetting of qualifying organizations.
  • Conduct six weeks of outreach to each month’s benefiting nonprofits with information about their participation as well as links to tools and campaign suggestions.
  • Design of marketing tools, messaging, and community announcements to help nonprofits promote the program to their supporters.
  • Manage donations and distribute checks monthly.
Since the inception of each program through to the end of 2021, 6,459 nonprofits have received $1,946,595 because of the Bloomin’4 Good and Community Bag programs.

No. The ongoing Giving Tag Program is separate from the monthly Community Bag Program. As a monthly selected beneficiary, you will automatically receive any funds from the purchase of the Community Bag that are not otherwise directed by the Giving Tag. If you are selected as a monthly beneficiary, you will be notified about a month in advance. The Giving Tag provides an ongoing opportunity for shoppers at any store to direct the $1 donation to the nonprofit of their choice at any time.

When you buy the bag, you’ll notice there’s a tag attached to it. Simply follow the instructions on the back of the tag:
  • Scratch and reveal the unique code. *Note: there are no numbers in the code.
  • Visit mygiantfoodcause.com within 7 days of your purchase.
  • Fill out the necessary information on the website form.
  • Select a nonprofit to receive the $1 donation.
If the donation is not directed within seven days of purchase, the donation will automatically go to the store’s selected nonprofit beneficiary that month.

Giving Tag

Every Community Bag comes with an attached Giving Tag. Each time you purchase one of these bags, the store donates $1 to a local nonprofit. The Giving Tag gives you the opportunity to direct the $1 donation to a nonprofit of your choice within seven days of the purchase. If the $1 donation is not directed within seven days, then it will automatically be donated to the store’s default nonprofit beneficiary that month.

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

The bags are made from 95% recycled materials from either nonwoven or woven Polypropylene. They are manufactured in China and Vietnam in factories that follow the strictest guidelines for employment and production standards.

We work with local food pantries and food banks 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: https://www.feedingamerica.org/ways-to-give/faq/about-our-claims

No. If you have been selected as the monthly beneficiary at a particular store location, the $1 donation will automatically go to you upon purchase. There is no need to use the Giving Tag attached to the bag to send the $1 donation to your organization. The Giving Tag is only to redirect the $1 donation to a different nonprofit, other than the one selected to benefit for the month.

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.

Community Bags are available at all Giant Food 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 Giant Food 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 giantfood@bags4mycause.com.

We will send donation checks directly to selected nonprofits in the Community Bag Program approximately 10-12 weeks after their selected month ends. Nonprofits participating in the Giving Tag Program that earn $5 or more at any point will be sent their donation checks approximately 10-12 weeks after the close of the month in which the funds reaching or surpassing $5 were raised. Giving Tag Program beneficiaries that earn less than $5 throughout the year will be sent a donation check with any remaining balance in our account at the end of the year.

No. The ongoing Giving Tag Program is separate from the monthly Community Bag Program. As a monthly selected beneficiary, you will automatically receive any funds from the purchase of the Community Bag that are not otherwise directed by the Giving Tag. If you are selected as a monthly beneficiary, you will be notified about a month in advance. The Giving Tag provides an ongoing opportunity for shoppers at any store to direct the $1 donation to the nonprofit of their choice at any time.

When you buy the bag, you’ll notice there’s a tag attached to it. Simply follow the instructions on the back of the tag:
  • Scratch and reveal the unique code. *Note: there are no numbers in the code.
  • Visit mygiantfoodcause.com within 7 days of your purchase.
  • Fill out the necessary information on the website form.
  • Select a nonprofit to receive the $1 donation.
If the donation is not directed within seven days of purchase, the donation will automatically go to the store’s selected nonprofit beneficiary that month.

Bloomin' 4 Good

Give back to the local community with every bouquet of flowers sold! Each time a shopper purchases the Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet with the purple hanging tag, $1 is donated to a local nonprofit organization selected to benefit for the month. Every bouquet sold works to give back across the local communities served by Giant Food.

We will send donation checks directly to selected nonprofit organizations in the Bloomin’ 4 Good Program approximately 10-12 weeks after their selected month ends.

Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquets are available at all Giant Food locations. Look for the bouquets with the purple hanging tag in the floral section of the store. If you can’t find them, just ask a staff member where they are. They’ll be happy to show you!

Yes. Giant Food is committed to serving the communities in which we live and work, so if your nonprofit is 501(c)(3) certified, then visit our Submit Your Organization page to sign up to participate, or visit our website to learn more about our other community programs.

Every month, leadership at each store location chooses a local nonprofit organization to be the default beneficiary from the Bloomin’ 4 Good Program. If you have been selected, we encourage you to go to your selected store location to see how you can help raise awareness together!

Yes, floral bouquets which benefit the selected nonprofit organization of the month are indicated by a purple hanging tag (shown below). The bouquets are “grower’s choice,” so the assortment of seasonal flowers will vary.

We work with local food pantries and food banks 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: https://www.feedingamerica.org/ways-to-give/faq/about-our-claims

The Bloomin’ 4 Good and Community Bag Programs are designed to impact as many local nonprofits as possible in the communities we serve. The administration fee goes toward our efforts to run the programs seamlessly while optimizing the amount raised for each selected organization by covering our costs to:
  • Perform exhaustive research and vetting of qualifying organizations.
  • Conduct six weeks of outreach to each month’s benefiting nonprofits with information about their participation as well as links to tools and campaign suggestions.
  • Design of marketing tools, messaging, and community announcements to help nonprofits promote the program to their supporters.
  • Manage donations and distribute checks monthly.
Since the inception of each program through to the end of 2021, 6,459 nonprofits have received $1,946,595 because of the Bloomin’4 Good and Community Bag programs.

Nonprofit Resource Center

All the materials and information you need to run a successful campaign.