SpartanNash invites Michigan cooks of all levels to enter the Our Family® is Souper recipe contest

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, 616-878-2830


SpartanNash invites cooks of all levels to enter the Our Family® is Souper recipe contest

Winner of the soup recipe contest will receive $2,500 in free groceries

Food pantry in winners’ community will receive $2,500 in Our Family products

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To celebrate the introduction of its Our Family® brand in the Michigan market, SpartanNash is asking cooks of all levels to send in their favorite soup recipe as part of the Our Family is Souper recipe contest.

The grand prize winner of the Our Family is Souper recipe contest will receive $2,500 in free groceries, and the winning recipe will be featured on, and Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, ValuLand and VG’s websites.

Meal collections with the recipe and ingredients will also be available through Fast Lane, SpartanNash’s seamless online grocery shopping experience.

“During the winter, we tend to gravitate toward comfort food, and nothing brings the family together quite like a hot bowl of soup,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications. “Whether it’s a soup, a stew, a chowder or a bisque, we all have a favorite family recipe, and we want to celebrate that heritage with our store guests during this recipe contest.”

To enter the Our Family is Souper recipe contest, cooks of any skill level can submit their favorite soup recipe using a minimum of three Our Family products. Full contest rules and submission forms are available at

Recipes must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 31 to be eligible.

Nearly 2,000 Our Family products are available at SpartanNash’s 87 corporate-owned retail stores and more than 300 independent retail customers throughout Michigan, offering quality and value in every aisle.

Ten semi-finalists in the Our Family is Souper recipe contest will be announced in February, and each will be paired with a food pantry in their local community during a public voting period.

The top five finalists selected by popular vote will then have a judged tasting of their soup recipes, with the grand prize winner receiving $2,500 in free groceries and their pantry partner receiving $2,500 worth of Our Family products.

The runner up will also receive $1,500 in free groceries, with their pantry partner receiving $1,500 in Our Family products. Prizes will be awarded to each of the finalists and their pantry partners.

“In addition to celebrating the great recipes our store guests use in their own kitchens every day, we also wanted to support our local food banks and pantries and the work they do in our local communities,” Gremel said. “The Our Family is Souper recipe contest is a fun and engaging way to introduce store guests to the Our Family brand and its features, while also celebrating the role food plays in our everyday lives.”

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About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 350 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, select national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. As of today, SpartanNash currently operates 145 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, VG’s Food and Pharmacy, D&W Fresh Market, Sun Mart and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.