Earth Week

At SpartanNash, we love Earth Week because it brings together both components of our corporate responsibility commitment – supporting our local communities through our nine-year partnership with Goodwill while keeping those clothes, electronics and household goods out of landfills and reducing our environmental footprint.

Through our Earth Week programs, we work to engage and educate our customers, communities and company associates, all while celebrating and promoting environmental stewardship.

Our world has been rapidly changing as we all take steps to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Yet what hasn’t changed is the unwavering commitment of our family associates, who are serving on the frontline to ensure our neighbors, customers, military families and those most at risk receive the essential food, medicine and groceries they need. In order to support our frontline associates, Goodwill partners and communities we serve, we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 Earth Week events. With many Goodwill stores closed right now,  we urge our customers and associates to continue cleaning out your closets – but hang on to those items for now, because Goodwill will need your donations more than ever when they are able to reopen. We appreciate your support of our Earth Week initiatives and Goodwill partnership, and we look forward to a postponed celebration later this year. 

In 2019, SpartanNash’s Earth Week initiatives took place April 15-22.

In partnership with nine Goodwill organizations in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, customers who brought in donations to any participating Goodwill store on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 received a book of savings, redeemable at Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Family Fresh Market or any of our more than 155 company-owned stores.

The book of savings included coupons for “better for you” items including organic spinach and ecofriendly products – as well as a coupon for $10 off a $25 or more purchase at our stores.

In addition to our retail partnership with Goodwill, our distribution centers and service centers also partnered with 19 Goodwill organizations to host onsite donation drives as a part of our associate Earth Week programs.

In total, our Earth Week efforts resulted in 687,185 pounds of materials collected and diverted from landfills — a 64 percent increase from 2018!

Since 2011, SpartanNash’s Earth Week Goodwill donation drives have collected 1,317,925 pounds of donations, equal to more than 282,400 hours of workforce development training in the communities we serve. 

Earth Week collection drive donation results

To learn more about all of our corporate responsibility programs and accomplishments, check out our Corporate Responsibility progress report.

“Earth Week reminds us all to think about the environment by doing little things like turning off the lights, planting trees and recycling items we no longer use. Keeping these items out of our landfills is a great thing – and it’s also nice to be able to support the good work Goodwill does for those in our communities.”

Matt Nelson, Distribution Director, Sioux Falls DC
From the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids (Mich.)

363 E. State St. in Belding

1254 Perry Ave. in Big Rapids

5371 Alpine Ave. NW in Comstock Park

1655 4 Mile Road NE in Grand Rapids

2345 East Beltline Ave. SE in Grand Rapids

2700 Kraft Ave. in Grand Rapids

956 Michigan St. NE in Grand Rapids

4640 Ivanrest Ave. SW in Grandville

3035 Prairie St. SW in Grandville

6772 S. Greenville Road in Greenville

153 Sprague Road in Ionia

334 Baldwin St. in Jenison

3270 29th St. SE in Kentwood

11625 Fulton St. in Lowell

1313 S. Mission St. in Mt. Pleasant

1320 East Grand River in Portland

8390 Belmont Ave. NE in Rockford

4696 Lake Michigan Drive NW in Walker

870 28th St. SW in Wyoming

5487 S. Division Ave. in Wyoming

Goodwill Industries of West Michigan

5269 Lake Michigan Dr. in Allendale

1141 W. Randall in Coopersville

1112 Robbins Road in Grand Haven

393 East Lakewood Blvd. in Holland

1180 S. Washington Ave. in Holland

282 12th St. in Manistee

9479 Riley, Suite 350 in Zeeland

Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan

309 E. Michigan Ave. in Paw Paw

411 Milham Road in Portage

Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan Heartland

6085 B Drive North in Battle Creek

15383 South Helmer Road in Battle Creek

1656 East Packard Hwy. in Charlotte

398 North Willowbrook, Suite F in Coldwater

2542 A. West M-43 in Hastings

6250 South Cedar St. in Lansing

5353 West Saginaw Hwy. in Lansing

842 West Michigan Ave. in Marshall

556 North Cedar St. in Mason

725 West Grand River, Suite B1 in Williamston

Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan

2025 North Mitchell, Ste.15 in Cadillac

402 Petoskey Ave. in Charlevoix

982 S Main St. in Cheboygan

1361 Pineview Dr. in Gaylord

1600 Anderson Road in Petoskey

853 US 31 South in Traverse City

2279 S. Airport Road W in Traverse City

3922 E M-72 in Williamsburg

Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan

4190 E. Court St. in Burton

1560 W. Caro Road in Caro

4082 W. Vienna Road in Clio

315 Owen Road in Fenton

8175 S. State Road in Goodrich

1427 E M-21 in Owosso

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota

219 3rd Ave. E in Alexandria

7320 153rd St. in Apple Valley

7375 Hardwood Court in Cottage Grove

1247 Northwood Parkway in Eagan

2100 Grant St. NW in Faribault

1420 Montreal St. SE in Hutchinson

17625 Kenrick Ave. in Lakeville

2024 Adams St. in Mankato

5980 Krueger Lane N in Oak Park Heights

100 19th Ave. SW in Willmar

1621 Coulee Road in Hudson, Wisc.

1475 Hamilton Ave. in New Richmond, Wisc.

Goodwill of the Great Plains (S.D.)

611 Lindbergh Ave. in Rapid City

Goodwill Omaha (Neb.)

1850 Madison Ave. in Council Bluffs

1364 Washington St. in Blair

8507 Giles Road in Papillion