FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 31, 2020
Allison Benczkowski, Director, Corporate Communications, 616-878-2644
Five SpartanNash pharmacies to offer free COVID-19 testing in West Michigan starting Aug. 3
Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market stores in Allendale, Byron Center, Wyoming, Grand Rapids and Holland participating
All SpartanNash pharmacies in Michigan also offer walk-up vaccinations, reserved hours and free home delivery to ensure well-being and safety of customers and communities
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of its continued efforts to ensure the well-being and safety of its family of associates, customers and communities during the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash today announced select Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market pharmacies in West Michigan will offer free COVID-19 testing beginning on Monday, Aug. 3.
The company has partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide the free testing, which will take place by appointment only.
“Our pharmacies continue to adapt to best respond to our customers’ needs during these uncertain times,” SpartanNash EVP and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer Lori Raya said. “We are proud to offer this additional service to our customers and communities – free of charge – because we know how important testing is to our collective efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.”
COVID-19 tests are self-administered by customers using the drive-thru at participating Family Fare and D&W Fresh Market pharmacies, following CDC guidelines for testing criteria. SpartanNash pharmacists guide customers through the self-administered nasal swab, and results are shared within three to five days.
Participating pharmacies are located at:
- D&W Fresh Market – 2022 Apple Orchard Ave. in Grand Rapids
- Family Fare – 6370 Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale
- Family Fare – 2245 84th St. SW in Byron Center
- Family Fare – 2900 Burlingame Ave. SW in Wyoming
- Family Fare – 993 Butternut Dr. in Holland
Testing is available for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in accordance with state and local plans for public health monitoring. Both customers and SpartanNash frontline associates are able to schedule COVID-19 testing appointments on either shopfamilyfare.com/covid-19-testing or shopdwfreshmarket.com/covid-19-testing, depending on their nearest pharmacy location. Participants are asked to first complete a short survey, then schedule their appointment date and time.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our company has maintained two top priorities: the well-being and safety of our family of associates, customers and communities; and supporting health officials and government leaders to contain the virus,” SpartanNash EVP and General Manager, Corporate Retail Tom Swanson said. “By offering free COVID-19 testing, we are reinforcing our commitment to keeping our associates’ and customers’ health at the forefront of all our efforts.”
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, SpartanNash pharmacies have adjusted operations to ensure the safety of store guests, offering walk-up vaccinations with additional safety measures and free, same-day prescription delivery at all company-owned pharmacies, as well as introducing reserved pharmacy hours for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised store guests in Michigan.
For all of SpartanNash’s ongoing efforts, visit: spartannash.com/spartannash-coronavirus-updates.
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as operating a premier fresh produce distribution network. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 155 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.