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SpartanNash Helping its Neighbors in Flint, Michigan
Water Drive Taking Place at all Michigan Corporate-owned Stores and Headquarters
Corporation and Teamsters Join Forces to donate 2 semi-truck loads
Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 25, 2016 — SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is helping its neighbors in Flint, Michigan by providing safe drinking water.
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, and ending Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, customers at all 91 Michigan D&W, Family Fare, VG’s, ValuLand and Forest Hills Foods stores and Fuel Centers will have the opportunity to make a cash register donation of $2.99 toward a 24-pack case of Spartan® brand bottled water. SpartanNash associates also pitching in and donating at the company’s Michigan headquarters.
SpartanNash will apply 100 percent of the proceeds toward the water donations and deliver the water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (located at 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI). The Food Bank will distribute the water to Flint residents with the help of their community partners.
“We have been working since last fall to help our neighbors in Flint,” said Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, SpartanNash. “Michiganders take pride in their state and watch out for each other. We have had customers and associates asking us how they can help and send water with our donations. With the scan, we make it easy and even do the heavy lifting – we also deliver as needed to facilitate distribution for our community partners.”
SpartanNash and Teamsters join forces to deliver two semi-truck loads
Teamsters Local 406 based out of SpartanNash’s Grand Rapids, Michigan distribution center donated one truckload (20 pallets) of Spartan® brand water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan earlier this week, and SpartanNash matched their donation—for a total of 3,360 cases or 80,640 bottles of water. The Teamsters delivered the two truckloads of water to the Food Bank on January 20.
In the fall of 2015, SpartanNash’s VG’s store in Caro, Michigan, donated 168 cases (2 pallets, or 4,000 bottles) of water to Flint Community Schools. All VG’s stores partnered with Flint Community Schools by holding a water drive in stores. All the water donations were given to Flint Community Schools. A total of 207 cases of water were donated by the community and were delivered on November 12, 2015.
SpartanNash (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 46 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 163 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, and SunMart. SpartanNash’s Michigan-based corporate stores include D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare Supermarkets, Forest Hills Foods, VG’s, and ValuLand banners.