FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830
SpartanNash, Family Fare Supermarkets donate $19,000
to Roger Maris Cancer Center
Four Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead Family Fare Supermarkets held fundraisers, retail scan
to support 61 for 61 program
West Fargo, N.D. – SpartanNash and its four Family Fare Supermarkets in Fargo and West Fargo, N.D. and Moorhead, Minn. recently donated $19,254.89 to the Sanford Health Roger Maris Cancer Center. The donation was made possible through the generosity of store guests during a pair of fundraising efforts held at the Family Fare locations, as well as additional support from parent company SpartanNash.
Store directors from each of the Family Fare Supermarkets presented the $19,254.89 donation to representatives from the Roger Maris Cancer Center on behalf of SpartanNash and its associates and store guests.
“Yesterday’s donation was the culmination of a number of very successful events held to support the Roger Maris Cancer Center and the work it does to make a positive impact in the lives of those seeking support and expertise during their cancer journey,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications. “We are grateful to our store guests, associates and community partners who helped make this donation possible. It is truly humbling to see what we can all do together.”
On Sept. 9, the Family Fare stores in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead hosted their annual 61 for 61 fundraiser cookouts in partnership with 107.9 the Fox and other local businesses. Store guests could purchase a bratwurst, hamburger or hot dog with chips and refreshments at any Family Fare location, with all proceeds supporting the Roger Maris Cancer Center.
To provide additional monetary support to the 61 for 61 efforts, the four Family Fare locations also held a retail scan program in October, giving store guests an additional opportunity to donate to the Roger Maris Canter Center while at the checkout register.
More than $11,000 was raised during the 61 for 61 cookouts and the retail scan program, with SpartanNash adding an $8,000 donation to the total.
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support from our partners at Family Fare and SpartanNash,” said Colleen Hardy, development officer for the Sanford Health Foundation. “Their gifts impact the lives of patients and families from across the region, who rely on the Roger Maris Cancer Center for life-saving treatment and who benefit from cutting-edge clinical research, special patient amenities and important programs that focus on areas like cancer survivorship and patient navigation.”
SpartanNash also underwrote the cost of the retail scan program so that all donations would benefit the Roger Maris Cancer Center, ensuring the fundraising effort would have a significant impact on behalf of those seeking oncology treatments at the cancer center.
“It’s been a tremendous honor to work with the Roger Maris Cancer Center all these years,” said Jason Bossert, store director of the Moorhead Family Fare Supermarket. “Our store guests truly get behind this program by supporting our cookouts and our recent scan program.”
In the past 13 years, SpartanNash and its Family Fare stores have donated more than $220,000 to the Roger Maris Cancer Center.
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.