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Reuse and Reward: 5 million bags; $250,000 donated to Second Harvest Heartland

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thanks to you, we’ve officially reached the 5 million bag mark through our Reuse and Reward program!

What does this mean?

  • Our eco-friendly customers have used reusable bags 5 million times in less than five years.
  • Each time a reusable bag is used, we donate five cents to Second Harvest Heartland.
  • Our customers have helped us donate more than $250,000 to this nonprofit focused on hunger relief.
  • More than 925,000 meals have been provided to those in need!


Celebrate Earth Day with reusable bags

by Bea James, senior manager of organic, natural and sustainable programs
Monday, April 15, 2013

Earth Day is right around the corner and we’re celebrating with a tasting event on Saturday, April 20th in all 22 stores, and in honor of Earth Day, we want to encourage you to use eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags.

We offer reusable shopping bags in our stores that are washable and fold into a compact square for easy storage. Each time you use a reusable bag when shopping with us, we donate five cents to Second Harvest Heartland.

To date we’ve donated more than $225,000 thanks to our customers’ use of reusable bags!

Reuse and Reward: 4 million bags, 740,000 meals

Rob Zeaske, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It says it right in our mission: Second Harvest Heartland works to end hunger through community partnerships – and an integral partner in the hunger relief community is Lunds and Byerly’s.

Throughout the year, we rely on the generosity and commitment of many groups and individuals to provide more food to our neighbors in need. Lunds and Byerly’s Reuse and Reward program is a great example of how a large organization and the community can come together to take small steps that make a big impact.

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