FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830
Miller Poultry, SpartanNash donate more than 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 more than 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 Nov. 30, SpartanNash and Miller Poultry donated 6,500 pounds of chicken to Access of West Michigan and its network of local food banks. The two companies then donated 4,000 pounds of chicken to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan on Dec. 8.
“We are proud to carry Miller Poultry in our more than 155 corporate-owned retail stores – 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, we are committed to fighting hunger in the communities we serve, and this donation is critical in doing just that.”
In 2016, Miller Poultry will donate 175,000 pounds of chicken to food pantries in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. For the past 10 years, the company has embraced the giving spirit with holiday donations to local and regional food banks.
“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 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 159 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to military commissaries in the United States.