FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 30, 2017
Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, SpartanNash, 616-878-2830
SpartanNash Foundation presents $4,000 grant to Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources
Foundation grant will go toward purchase of commercial freezer to better serve those in need
KALKASKA, Mich. – The SpartanNash Foundation today presented a $4,000 grant to Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources. The donation – which took place on June 30 at the Kalkaska Family Fare, located at 784 S. Cedar – will go toward the purchase of a commercial freezer, which will allow KAIR to keep more food products on site for families in the Kalkaska area experiencing food insecurity.
Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources (KAIR) is an interfaith, community-based volunteer program that provides practical assistance to the qualified elderly, frail, isolated and needy of Kalkaska County. Services include a food pantry, utility assistance and a resale store. KAIR provides food to approximately 700-900 people each month in the Kalkaska area.
Currently, families receive food monthly from the food pantry. With the purchase of a commercial freezer, KAIR’s goal is to provide food twice monthly to these families.
Presenting the $4,000 grant to KAIR Executive Director Cathy Somes on behalf of the SpartanNash Foundation were Family Fare Supermarket Store Directors Chris Wilson (Kalkaska), Rocky Welch (Traverse City) and AJ Swander (Manistee), as well as Kalkaska Family Fare Assistant Store Director Jason Elsey and SpartanNash District Manager Kevin Clark.
SpartanNash owns and operates the Family Fare Supermarkets, with the SpartanNash Foundation serving as the company’s charitable giving arm.
The Foundation was created in 2015 to support community nonprofit organizations that provide hunger relief, secure shelter and support our military heroes. For more information on the Foundation, visit spartannash.com/corp-responsibility.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources to provide these vital services to the communities we serve together,” said Meredith Gremel, executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation and vice president of corporate affairs and communications for SpartanNash. “Through this grant, we can continue to support organizations that are doing amazing things in the communities we serve.”
About the SpartanNash Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed in 2015 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 spartannash.com/foundation.
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 151 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 U.S. military commissaries.