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Outpost's Buy A Bag program

Because hunger in our community doesn't take a holiday


2013 Buy A Bag brought in over 2,400 bags worth of food for Milwaukee's hungry!

A huge co-op thanks to all who supported this year's program. Click here to see photos of the delivery. Ten pallets or 20,000 pounds - woo hoo!


November 1  through December 31

All Outpost store locations

Goal for 2013: 3,000 bags


A $20 donation will buy $40 worth of nutritious natural and organic foods for the hungry, including fresh potatoes, apples and carrots  - that's enough to fill a typical grocery bag. Owners and shoppers purchased over 2,600 bags in 2012. That's over $104,000 worth of groceries!


To help add to the fun and festivities of the season, area children bring in hand decorated shopping bags. Look for them at the stores!


Buy A Bag today and help feed a family tomorrow!

  • Make a donation when you check out at the register
  • Give Buy A Bag in someone's name and give it as a gift
  • Special gift cards are available
  • Donate as often as you'd like
  • Our 2013 goal is 3,000 bags


Since 1999, Outpost's Buy A Bag has answered to the needs of the community by donating over $539,000 in food for Hunger Task Force, which in turn distributes these much needed foods -  at no cost - to local area emergency food pantries during the cold winter months. Programs such as Buy A Bag contribute to the overall mission, vision and values of Outpost Natural Foods.


According to Hunger Task Force

  • One in four Milwaukee residents lives in poverty
  • One in three children face hunger every day
  • Demand for emergency food has increased by nearly 30% since 2009


“Hunger Task Force is ever thankful for the Outpost owners who consistently show their kindness at the holidays through the Buy a Bag holiday food drive. With so many of our neighbors in need of basic foods, the generous gifts of food offered by this food drive assure that others are fed. Most of all, they show that people care, and during these tough times caring for others is especially important.


"When the snow falls and the thermometer reads colder and colder temperatures, this donation from Outpost Natural Foods will warm hearts as it leads to full stomachs,"

                                            - Sherrie Tussler, Executive Director for Hunger Task Force.


“Concern for Community” is one of the Seven International Cooperative Principles that all co-ops are modeled after. According to the National Cooperative Business Association, this means cooperatives “work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.”

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