FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830
Miller Poultry, SpartanNash donate 10,000 pounds of chicken to local food banks
Donations made to Access of West Michigan, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will help local families enjoy healthy, quality protein during the holiday season
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – SpartanNash and Miller Poultry recently donated 10,000 pounds of chicken to a pair of local food banks, helping to ensure families will have access to healthy, quality protein this holiday season.
On Dec. 13, SpartanNash and Miller Poultry donated 5,000 pounds of chicken to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. The two companies then donated an additional 5,000 pounds of chicken to Access of West Michigan and its network of local food banks on Dec. 19.
The donations took place at the VG’s store in Fenton and the Metro Family Fare Supermarket in Wyoming, both SpartanNash retail stores. VG’s and Family Fare associates helped with the distribution of the donation, reinforcing SpartanNash’s commitment to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.
SpartanNash owns and operates 145 stores in nine states. In Michigan, the stores operate under the retail banners D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare Supermarkets, Forest Hills Foods, VG’s and ValuLand.
“We are proud to carry Miller Poultry in our corporate-owned retail stores throughout the Midwest – but we are even more excited to team up with them to provide food to families in need this holiday season,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications for SpartanNash. “As a company that takes food places, we are committed to doing our part to make sure every family has access to healthy, affordable food.”
SpartanNash and Miller Poultry have taken part in this annual holiday tradition since 2008, donating more than 100,000 pounds of chicken to help families in need throughout Michigan.
“This is an important initiative for Miller Poultry, and we are proud to have teamed up with SpartanNash to make these donations,” said Galen Miller, owner and CEO of Miller Poultry. “It is a blessing to share.”
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 350 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, select national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. As of today, SpartanNash currently operates 145 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, VG’s Food and Pharmacy, D&W Fresh Market, Sun Mart and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.