FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, 616-878-2830
Opportunities for associates, store guests highlight company’s corporate responsibility commitment, April 23 – 25
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To celebrate Earth Week and highlight its commitment to corporate responsibility, SpartanNash today announced its slate of Earth-friendly initiatives taking place companywide April 23-25.
For the 10th year, SpartanNash is teaming up with Goodwill Industries partners to hold Earth Week donation drives for customers and company associates. Working with Goodwill organizations in Michigan, Nebraska and South Dakota, customers who bring in donations to any participating Goodwill store between Friday, April 23 and Sunday, April 25 will receive a coupon book of savings.
“At SpartanNash, we love Earth Week, because it allows us to engage and educate our associates, store guests and communities while celebrating and promoting environmental stewardship,” Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications Meredith Gremel said. “We were disappointed when we had to cancel our Earth Week plan in 2020 due to COVID-19, but we are excited to bring back our Goodwill partnership this year. We also take this opportunity to raise awareness for the need to recycle, reuse and support Goodwill and its mission of reinvesting in workforce development training.”
The book of savings includes coupons for organic and ecofriendly products – as well as a coupon for $10 off a $25 or more purchase, redeemable at Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, ValuLand, Forest Hills Foods or any SpartanNash company-owned store.
Participating Goodwill locations can be found at spartannash.com/earth-week.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Goodwill and challenge our associates and store guests to do some spring cleaning for a good cause,” Gremel said. “By donating clothing, electronics and household items to Goodwill, we can reduce landfill waste, in addition to the great feeling of knowing these donations are generating thousands of hours of workforce development training in our communities.”
SpartanNash associates throughout the company’s 16-state footprint are invited to participate by bringing their donations to their local Goodwill store or other nonprofit partner as part of the company’s Earth Week initiatives.
Since 2011, SpartanNash’s Earth Week Goodwill donation drives have collected 1,317,925 pounds of donations, equal to more than 282,400 hours of workforce development training in the communities we serve.
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, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Djibouti. SpartanNash currently operates 154 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.