Earth Week


We love Earth Week! Through our Earth Week programs, we work to engage and educate our customers, communities and associates, all while celebrating and promoting environmental stewardship. At SpartanNash, we are committed to corporate responsibility, including environmental sustainability and social responsibility — and Earth Week is one of our signature programs within that commitment. To learn more about all of our corporate responsibility programs and accomplishments, check out our Corporate Responsibility report.

We hope you will join us in one of the many activities we have planned between April 10 and 23 to celebrate all things Mother Earth!


Goodwill donation drives

We are offering Earth Week donation drives at 80 of our corporate-owned grocery stores in partnership with nine Goodwill organizations across five states (North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin). On Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, anyone that drops off a donation to their local Goodwill organization — located in the same community as our participating stores — will receive a coupon for $10 off a $25 or more purchase at our SpartanNash stores.

Since 2011, our associates and customers have diverted more than 121,500 pounds of materials from landfills, and Goodwill has converted these donations into approximately 26,000 hours of workforce redevelopment training for people in the communities we serve. Learn more about how and where you can participate in our Earth Week Goodwill donation drives, which help to reduce landfills and promote the responsible reuse goods and materials.

 

Reusable Bag Design Contest voting

After encouraging store guests, associates and communities to submit designs that represent local state pride in Nebraska, North Dakota and Michigan, we invited the public to vote for which designs should win our Reusable Bag Design Contest. Winning designs — one for Nebraska, North Dakota and Michigan — will be printed on reusable grocery bags that will be sold in our corporate-owned stores located in those states.

Voting is now closed, and we will be announcing the winners on Friday, April 21. In the meantime, check out the top three designs per state — and the artists’ inspiration behind them — on our SpartanNash Reusable Bag Design Contest page.

 

 

Earth Week prize sweepstakes

In celebration of Earth Week, we want to treat 20 of our customers to a gift bag full of environmentally friendly products valued at $100! These environmentally friendly products are available for purchase in our stores and will include some Full Circle products, Kashi Dark Cocoa Karma cereal and a coupon for a free MorningStar Farms Veggie Foods product.

Enter the Earth Week prize sweepstakes now! Deadline to enter is April 30.

 

Complimentary local beer tastings

We know our store guests have a growing appetite for locally sourced items, including great craft beers. As a part of our Earth Week celebrations, 11 of our Michigan retail stores and six of our greater Omaha retail stores will offer FREE local beer tastings. Come enjoy a great local craft brew while toasting to Mother Earth!

Michigan (stores and times)

  • Greater Grand Rapids
    • Breton Village D&W Fresh Market: Saturday, April 22, 1:30 – 3 p.m. (Brewery Vivant)
    • Cascade D&W Fresh Market: Saturday, April 22, 3:30 – 5 p.m. (Brewery Vivant)
    • Gaslight Village D&W Fresh Market: Saturday, April 22, 1:30 – 3 p.m. (Brewery Vivant)
    • Knapp’s Corner D&W Fresh Market: Saturday, April 22, 1:30 – 3 p.m. (Brewery Vivant)
    • Fulton St. Family Fare: Saturday, April 22, 4 – 6 p.m. (Arcadia Ales)
  • Other Michigan stores
    • Bellaire Family Fare: Friday, April 21, 4 – 6 p.m. (Short’s Brewing Company)
    • Midland Family Fare: Friday, April 21, 5 – 7 p.m. (Arcadia Ales)
    • Parkview D&W Fresh Market: Friday, April 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m. (Bell’s Brewery), Friday, April 21, 5 – 7 p.m. (Arcadia Ales)
    • Portage D&W Fresh Market: Saturday, April 22, 5 – 7 p.m. (Arcadia Ales)
    • Williamston D&W Fresh Market: Friday, April 21, 4 – 6 p.m. (Bell’s Brewery)
    • Fenton VG’s: Friday, April 21, 4 – 6 p.m. (Short’s Brewing Company)

Greater Omaha, Nebraska stores
(All samplings offered on Saturday, April 22 from 2 – 4 p.m. Stop by to enjoy Nebraska Brewing Company and Zipline Brewing Company tastings.)

  • Blair Family Fare, located at 238 South 8th Street
  • Papillion Family Fare, located at 1230 North Washington
  • 108th St. Omaha Family Fare, located at 5110 S. 108th St.
  • 90th St. Omaha Family Fare, located at 2650 N. 90th St.
  • Center Road Omaha Family Fare, located at 14444 W. Center Road
  • 108th St. Omaha Family Fare, located at 3003 108th St.

 

 

Earth Week Bakery Contest

Just in time for Easter, we’ve invited our bakeries to participate in an Earth-themed bakery contest! Starting April 15, be sure to check out your local SpartanNash grocery store’s bakery department for their creative — and delicious — homages to the environment. We’ll narrow down the entries to the top five bakeries and then let you decide which bakery should win the Earth Week Bakery Contest. Voting will take place on the SpartanNash Facebook page from Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23.

Check out the awesome designs from last year’s top five bakeries, including the winning bakery from our Cascade D&W Fresh Market in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Earth Day Omaha

This year, our 14 Family Fare stores in the greater Omaha area are proud sponsors of Earth Day Omaha, a fun-filled day of events taking place at Elmwood Park on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Earth Day Omaha Coalition is dedicated to increasing public awareness of environmental issues through annual Earth Day events and activities. Check out the music performances, health and wellness activities, kids’ events and demonstrations on rain barrels, worm composting, tree plantings and more.

In addition, we’ll be hosting our own Earth Day Extravaganza at our Bellevue Family Fare (located at 1510 Harlan Drive) on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. At this event, local community organizations that focus on sustainability will be hosting booths, where store guests can learn more about taking care of our planet. Green Bellevue, Papillion Sanitation and UNL Extension will be onsite, and customers who visit all three booths will be entered into a drawing for one of five $10 gift cards. Don’t miss out on this fun, Earth-friendly educational fair!

 

Free seeds giveaway

Each of our more than 150 grocery stores will be passing out FREE packets of seeds to 50 customers on Saturday, April 22.

Happy Earth Day!