FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, SpartanNash, 616-878-2830
SpartanNash Foundation, Dan’s Supermarkets donate $18,500 to Salvation Army as a result of companywide effort to end hunger
100 percent of dollars raised Aug. 31-Sept. 11 go directly to the local food pantry
BISMARCK, N.D. – The SpartanNash Foundation today donated $18,500 to the Salvation Army as the result of its companywide fundraising effort to help end hunger in the communities it serves. Six Dan’s Supermarkets in Bismarck teamed up to support the Salvation Army.
Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11, the SpartanNash Foundation hosted a companywide retail scan campaign in each of SpartanNash’s 159 corporate-owned stores in nine states. Store guests and company associates who visited the stores during the 12-day retail scan campaign had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10, with 100 percent of dollars raised going to support community food pantries such as the Salvation Army.
The SpartanNash Foundation’s retail scan campaign to end hunger was its most successful companywide fundraising effort to date – raising nearly $300,000 on behalf of more than 100 local food pantries and food banks in the communities it serves.
“The generosity of our store guests during this retail scan campaign was incredible. We are most grateful to all who joined forces with the SpartanNash Foundation and our associates to support our efforts to end hunger in the communities where we live and work,” said Meredith Gremel, SpartanNash vice president of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Together, we have made a tremendous difference, and it is clear that the local aspect of this fundraising effort was important to our store guests, as 100 percent of the $18,500 raised here in Bismarck and Mandan is going directly to the Salvation Army.”
Store directors from each of the Dan’s Supermarket locations today presented the $18,500 on behalf of the SpartanNash Foundation. SpartanNash owns and operates the Dan’s Supermarkets in North Dakota, with the SpartanNash Foundation serving as the company’s charitable giving arm.
SpartanNash underwrote the cost of the fundraising campaign so that all donations will benefit the local chapter of the Salvation Army and the families it serves in the local community. Each SpartanNash store personally selected the partner food pantry the campaign would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.
In 2016, nearly $825,000 was raised through the SpartanNash Foundation’s companywide scan campaigns, benefitting local Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, patriotic and food pantry partners.
About the SpartanNash Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed in 2013 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/.
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the leading 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 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.