The Patch the Planet program reflects Lakewinds’ commitment to the environment.  We reward shoppers who reuse cloth, paper or plastic bags for their groceries.  When a bag is reused, customers receive a Green Patch valued at 5 cents.  This can be applied to a future grocery purchase OR dropped into the collection box at the register.  Each quarter, the Patches are collected and tallied, and a check is issued to an environmental organization pre-selected by Lakewinds.  This program raises an average of $6,000 per year.

Sustainable and environmental organizations that would like to be considered for this program can apply via email to  Applications will be collected and reviewed quarterly, and recipient organizations will be notified if they are selected.

Green Patches collected July – September 2018 will be donated to: