SpartanNash Foundation raises $114,500 for Habitat for Humanity


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SpartanNash Foundation raises $114,500 for Habitat for Humanity

Grand Rapids, Mich., April 18, 2016 — SpartanNash Foundation held its first companywide fundraising campaign to benefit over 50 Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout eight states including Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin, all participating affiliates listed below. The campaign ran March 4-13, 2016.

SpartanNash (formerly Spartan Stores) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Michigan since 2006 and surpassed the $1 million donation mark in 2015. The company has also supported eight home builds with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County (the most recent of which was a home build for a veteran in 2015). and sponsored the 100th LEED-certified home by Habitat Kent (MI) in 2012. In 2016, SpartanNash expanded its partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates in seven additional states where the company operates retail stores. Customers had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 to their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate via any checkout lane. Together with the SpartanNash Foundation, $114,500 was raised and 100% of funds raised will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity affiliate serving the community where the dollars were raised.

“We want to give a special thanks to our customers for joining the SpartanNash Foundation in collectively raising $114,500 to help build hope and affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity affiliates in eight states,” said Meredith Gremel, VP, Corporate Affairs and Communications, and Executive Director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Habitat’s mission to strengthen families and neighborhoods through partnership, house building and affordable home ownership goes hand in hand with our corporate responsibility. The power of smaller contributions from generous individuals can build not only homes—but hope—for Habitat homebuyers. This temporary boost, along with their zero percent interest mortgages, is what makes dreams come true.”

Along with the fundraising campaign, SpartanNash associates have been involved with community events for Habitat for Humanity, including volunteering to build Habitat for Humanity homes. This campaign brings together SpartanNash stores and Habitat for Humanity and celebrates both companies’ shared values: hard work, dedication and community service.

About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of low-income families find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Habitat homeowners purchase their houses through affordable monthly payments and invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called “sweat equity,” working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners on the construction of their own home or someone else’s home. They also make an affordable down payment and attend homeowner education classes. Habitat homeowners are chosen based on three criteria:

  • The family’s level of need
  • Their willingness to become partners in the program
  • Their ability to repay the loan through an affordable payment plan

Because Habitat houses are built using donations of land, material and labor, mortgage payments are kept affordable. Habitat houses have proven to increase property values and local government tax income. Habitat for Humanity builds houses in partnership with those in need regardless of race, religion or any other difference.

Habitat for Humanity also helps people repair and improve their own homes and neighborhoods through their A Brush with Kindness and Neighborhood Revitalization programs.

Habitat for Humanity affiliates benefiting from the SpartanNash Foundation scan are:

Michigan

  • Antrim County Habitat for Humanity
  • Arenac County Habitat for Humanity
  • Battle Creek Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Branch County Habitat for Humanity
  • Cheboygan County Habitat for Humanity
  • Clare County Habitat for Humanity
  • Crawford County Habitat for Humanity
  • Eaton Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Genesee County Habitat for Humanity
  • Gladwin-Ogemaw County Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity Barry County
  • Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region
  • Habitat for Humanity HiawathaLand
  • Habitat for Humanity Lansing
  • Habitat for Humanity Lansing
  • Habitat for Humanity of Cass County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Oscoda County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Presque Isle County
  • Ingham Habitat for Humanity of Greater Ingham County
  • Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity
  • Livingston County Habitat for Humanity
  • Macomb County Habitat for Humanity
  • Manistee County Habitat for Humanity
  • Midland County Habitat for Humanity
  • Montmorency County Habitat for Humanity
  • North Star Habitat for Humanity
  • Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity
  • Otsego County Habitat for Humanity
  • Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity
  • Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Clair Habitat for Humanity
  • Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Tuscola Habitat for Humanity
  • Van Buren County Habitat for Humanity
  • Wexford County Habitat for Humanity

Minnesota

  • Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota
  • Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota
  • Rice County Habitat for Humanity

Nebraska

  • Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs
  • Habitat for Humanity of Gage County
  • Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
  • Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County
  • Kearney Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity
  • North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Seward County Habitat for Humanity

North Dakota

  • Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity

Ohio

  • Habitat for Humanity in Dayton
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

South Dakota

  • Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity

Wisconsin

  • Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity

About the SpartanNash Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed following the merger of the Nash Finch Company and Spartan Stores. It represents the best of the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation. The SpartanNash Foundation is the charitable giving arm of SpartanNash and is focused on providing grants to nonprofit community partners who are working to end hunger, provide shelter and support our military heroes. To learn more about the SpartanNash Foundation, visit https://www.spartannash.com/corp-responsibility/foundation/.

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

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