FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, SpartanNash, 616-878-2830
SpartanNash Foundation hosts companywide fundraising effort to help end hunger
160 corporate stores to partner with local food pantries during SpartanNash scan campaign
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The SpartanNash Foundation is hosting a companywide fundraising effort to help end hunger in the communities it serves, and store guests are invited to participate. The retail scan campaign runs Aug. 31-Sept. 11 and 100 percent of dollars raised will support community food pantries selected by each of SpartanNash’s 160 corporate-owned stores.
“With this scan campaign, we wanted to have a significant local impact, so each store has personally selected the food pantry they’ll be supporting,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Our store guests have been amazingly generous during our previous scan campaigns, and SpartanNash has a long history of both monetary and food donations to support local food pantries. Now, we’re teaming up with our customers to help end hunger, and we’re confident that together, we can make a real difference in the communities we serve.”
A complete list of participating stores and their partner pantries can be found at SpartanNash.com/End-Hunger.
During the companywide fundraising campaign, customers who visit any of the more than 160 SpartanNash-owned retail stores or fuel centers in nine states will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane. When customers make a donation during the 12-day scan, they will receive four coupons toward Spartan® or Our Family ® brand products.
One hundred percent of dollars raised will go to the selected food pantry partners in each community. SpartanNash underwrites the cost of the fundraising campaign, and associates and the SpartanNash Foundation – the company’s charitable giving arm – contribute financially as well.
Participating SpartanNash store banners include:
- Bag ‘N Save
- D&W Fresh Market
- Dan’s Supermarket
- Dillonvale IGA
- Family Fare Supermarket
- Family Fresh Market
- Family Thrift Center
- Forest Hills Foods
- Germantown Fresh Market
- No Frills Supermarket
- Pick’n Save
- Prairie Market
- Supermercado Nuestra Familia
- Wholesale Food Outlet
In 2015, SpartanNash donated 2.5 million pounds of distressed product to more than 130 food pantries through its corporate retail locations, distribution centers and MDV, the company’s military division based in Norfolk, Va.
The hunger scan is the fourth of five scan campaigns the SpartanNash Foundation will execute in 2016. To date, nearly $525,000 has been raised for local Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics and patriotic 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 non-profit 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 160 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, Econofoods and SunMart.