At SpartanNash, we love Earth Week because it brings together both components of our corporate responsibility commitment – supporting our local communities through our eight-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 associates, all while celebrating and promoting environmental stewardship.
In 2018, SpartanNash’s Earth Week initiatives resulted in 419,175 pounds of donations collected on behalf of Goodwill Industries — more than quadrupling our efforts from the previous year.
In partnership with nine Goodwill organizations in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, customers who brought in donations to any participating Goodwill store received a coupon book, redeemable at Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Econofoods, Family Fresh Market or any of our more than 135 corporate-owned stores.
The book included coupons for “better for you” items including organic milk and cleaning products – as well as a coupon for $10 off a $25 or more purchase at our stores.
Since 2011, SpartanNash’s Earth Week Goodwill donation drives have collected more than 630,740 pounds of donations, equal to 135,098 hours of workforce development training in the communities we serve. 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.
To learn more about all of our corporate responsibility programs and accomplishments, check out our Corporate Responsibility 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