FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021
Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, SpartanNash
Executive Director, SpartanNash Foundation
100 percent of donations raised Feb. 10-21 at Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Family Fresh Market stores in eight states will assist 49 local Habitat affiliates’ in building a path toward homeownership
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As part of its commitment to building stronger communities, the SpartanNash Foundation invites store guests to take part in its companywide fundraising effort to build a path toward homeownership in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The SpartanNash Foundation’s fundraising effort to secure shelter – one of the Foundation’s pillars – will run Feb. 10-21, supporting local Habitat for Humanity partners in eight states.
During the 12-day scan, store guests who visit participating SpartanNash-owned retail stores or fuel centers will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 or round up to the nearest dollar at the checkout register. Participating stores include Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, Ada Fresh Market, ValuLand, SunMart, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, Econofoods, No Frills and Dillonvale IGA stores in eight states.
For a list of store locations participating in the companywide scan campaign and the local Habitat affiliate they are partnered with, visit: spartannash.com/foundation-scans.
In total, 49 local Habitats will receive monetary support thanks to the SpartanNash Foundation scan to build a path toward homeownership. One hundred percent of all funds raised during the Foundation scan campaign will go directly to local Habitats’ homebuilding initiatives. SpartanNash underwrites the costs to run the scan campaign, contributes funding and encourages associates to volunteer with local Habitat partners.
Since 2006, SpartanNash, the SpartanNash Foundation and generous store guests have raised and granted nearly $2.1 million to support local Habitat affiliates’ homebuilding initiatives.
“The SpartanNash Foundation supports community nonprofit organizations that provide hunger relief, secure shelter, support our military heroes and advance diversity and inclusion,” said Meredith Gremel, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications and Executive Director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Through our retail scan campaigns, we have developed many strong partnerships with local Habitats, and we are excited to join with our store guests, associates and Habitat partners to continue to build stronger communities in 2021.
“Habitat for Humanity builds much more than homes – and together, we can help local homebuyers build a strong foundation and a brighter future. When possible, these funds also underwrite Habitat military builds for servicemembers and their families.”
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The organization is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Habitat homebuyers invest 300-500 hours of sweat equity into homebuilding and mentorship classes, where they learn the responsibilities and criteria to maintain the Habitat home they purchase on a zero-percent interest rate.
In 2020, more than $827,000 was granted through the SpartanNash Foundation’s companywide scan campaigns, benefitting local Habitat for Humanity, patriotic and food pantry partners.
About the SpartanNash Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed in 2015 and is the charitable giving arm of SpartanNash. It is focused on providing financial support to nonprofit partners who align with its mission to end hunger, provide shelter, support our military heroes and advance diversity and inclusion initiatives. With a combined total legacy of more than 100 years, the SpartanNash Foundation represents the best of its predecessors, the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation. The SpartanNash Foundation is a Michigan nonprofit corporation and is tax exempt under IRC 501(c)3. It is a non-operating private foundation. 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 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 153 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.