Family Fare Supports Father Fred Food Drive


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

Family Fare Supports Father Fred Food Drive
SpartanNash Corporate and Independent Stores Collecting Donations for Food Pantry

Grand Rapids, Mich., October 1, 2015 — One in four local families in Traverse City, Mich., face food insecurity concerns. The Father Fred Foundation, which is locally founded, funded, and focused, helps families in crisis with food, clothing and financial assistance.

SpartanNash is partnering with The Father Fred Foundation this fall to collect donations to support their food pantry. In an average week, the food pantry is open 21 hours with over 100 volunteers serving 280 families. It costs approximately $15,940 to fill the food pantry each week. The Father Fred Foundation does not accept state or federal funding, and 91-cents of every dollar donated goes directly to assist those who walk through their doors.

Volunteers will be collecting food pantry goods Saturday, September 26, through Saturday, October 3, at the following SpartanNash corporate and independent stores:

Family Fare Supermarkets

  • 4144 US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49685
  • 905 E Eighth St, Traverse City, MI 49686

 Olesons Farm Fresh Markets

  • 1100 E Hammond Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • 3850 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684

 Tom’s Food Markets, Inc.

  • 13940 S W Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • 738 Munson Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686
  • 9475 Market Dr, Interlochen, MI 49643
  • 1201 S Division St, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • 6353 US 31 N, Acme, MI 49610
  • 106 E. Nagonaba, Nortport, MI 49670

 Village Market Food Centers

  • 9556 Rapid City Rd NW, Rapid City, MI 49676
  • 250 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49626
  • PO Box 127 M88 & State, Central Lake, MI 49622

 The Foundation also welcomes online donations at


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 165 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets and Econofoods.


About The Father Fred Foundation
The Father Fred Foundation is a grassroots charity that assists our neighbors in need with a variety of resources such as food, clothing, furniture, and financial aid. This is done without state or federal aid; the program is completely funded by community donations. At Father Fred we listen, care, and share. We passionately support our guests with dignity and respect. www.FatherFred.orgLocally Founded. Locally Funded. Locally Focused.