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The Big Y Community Bag Program is designed to make it easy for Big Y customers to contribute to their local communities while supporting the environment. The program offers a Community Bag with an attached Giving Tag that supports local non-profits in the communities that Big Y serves.

How does the program work?

With every purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag, $1 is donated to a local non-profit. When a shopper purchases the Community Bag featuring the Giving Tag, they have the opportunity to direct the $1 donation to a local non-profit that is important to them (submit a non-profit today!). If the shopper does not direct the donation within 7 days, the $1 donation will automatically be directed to the non-profit chosen each month by store leadership at that store location. The reusable Community Bag benefits education, health & wellness, hunger relief, military/veteran and civic organizations that are local to Big Y locations. Reference our FAQs below to find answers to any of your program questions.


Big Y partners with local non-profits to encourage their communities to buy reusable bags throughout the month to increase their donation amounts. If your non-profit has been selected, then use our complimentary resources to raise as many donations as possible.