The SpartanNash Foundation is hosting a companywide fundraising effort to help end hunger in the communities it serves, and shoppers are invited to participate.
The retail scan campaign runs through Sept. 11; 100 percent of dollars raised will support community food pantries selected by each of SpartanNash’s 160 corporate-owned stores.
Significant Local Impact
“With this scan campaign, we wanted to have a significant local impact, so each store has personally selected the food pantry they’ll be supporting,” said Meredith Gremel, VP of corporate affairs and communications, and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Our store guests have been amazingly generous during our previous scan campaigns, and SpartanNash has a long history of both monetary and food donations to support local food pantries. Now, we’re teaming up with our customers to help end hunger, and we’re confident that together, we can make a real difference in the communities we serve.”
During the companywide fundraising campaign, customers who visit any of the more than 160 SpartanNash-owned retail stores or fuel centers in nine states will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane. When customers make a donation during the 12-day scan, they will receive four coupons toward Spartan or Our Family brand products.
All money raised will go to the selected food pantry partners in each community. SpartanNash underwrites the cost of the fundraising campaign, and associates and the SpartanNash Foundation – the company’s charitable giving arm – contribute financially as well.
Participating SpartanNash store banners are Bag ‘N Save, D&W Fresh Market, Dan’s Supermarket, Dillonvale IGA, Econofoods, Family Fare Supermarket, Family Fresh Market, Family Thrift Center, Forest Hills Foods, Germantown Fresh Market, No Frills Supermarket, Pick’n Save, Prairie Market, SunMart, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, ValuLand, VG’s and Wholesale Food Outlet.
In 2015, SpartanNash donated 2.5 million pounds of distressed product to more than 130 food pantries through its corporate retail locations, distribution centers and MDV, the company’s military division based in Norfolk, Va.
The hunger scan is the fourth of five scan campaigns the SpartanNash Foundation will execute in 2016. To date, nearly $525,000 has been raised for local Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and patriotic partners.
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SpartanNash’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt.