D&W Fresh Markets Host “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive for Kids Food Basket


Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, SpartanNash, 616-878-2830

D&W Fresh Markets Host “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive for Kids Food Basket
Northview and East Grand Rapids High School Students to Collect Donations on November 21

Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 15, 2015 — Two Grand Rapids area D&W Fresh Market stores will host “Stuff the Bus” Kids Food Basket food drives on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Students from Northview High School will collect donations at D&W at 2022 Apple Orchard Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Students from East Grand Rapids High School will collect donations at D&W at 2181 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Each school will have a bus at each store, and students will place all purchased product in the bus as they receive it from customers.

Customers will have the opportunity to purchase items from a suggested list, provided by Kids Food Basket.  D&W store associates will bag donation items separately so customers can easily hand donation bags to the students. Suggested items include:

  • Individual fruit cups or pudding cups
  • Cracker packs
  • Granola bars
  • 100% fruit juice boxes
  • Brown or white paper lunch sacks (8lb. or extra large)
  • Snack size zipper bags
  • Bulk pretzels
  • Cheerios (plain)
  • Bulk Cheez-It®s or Goldfish® crackers

This is the second year D&W has partnered with Kids Food Basket on “Stuff the Bus” drives. In 2014, over $6,000 in product was purchased by customers, resulting in 2,600 pounds of food being donated through the Stuff the Bus program.

“We are excited to partner again this year with Northview High School, East Grand Rapids High School and Kids Food Basket,” said Ricky Myers, Store Director, Knapp D&W Fresh Market. “Last year, both schools did an awesome job collecting donations at our Knapp D&W and at our Gaslight Village D&W, as did our customers who donated!”

Kids Food Basket is a nonprofit organization attacking childhood hunger to help young people learn and live well. They began over a decade ago by serving 125 kids each school day through their Sack Supper program and now serve nearly 7,000 kids each weekday in West Michigan. Sack Suppers are evening meals that provide a well-rounded nutritious meal —nutrition that’s critical to the development of kids’ brains and bodies. http://www.kidsfoodbasket.org/


About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the largest food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 164 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and SunMart.