The SpartanNash Foundation was formed following the merger of the Nash Finch Company and Spartan Stores and is focused on providing grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners in the communities we serve. As the charitable giving arm of our company, the SpartanNash Foundation represents the best of it predecessors, the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation.
The three pillars of the SpartanNash Foundation are hunger, shelter and patriotism. We exist to provide support our neighbors in need of food, our neighbors in need of shelter and our servicemen and women and our veterans, who have given so much to our country. We also are deeply committed to continuing our more than 32-year partnership with Special Olympics. To date, we have donated more than $8.6 million and thousands of volunteer hours to Special Olympics in addition to meals for Summer Games’ volunteers.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of our associates and representing all business segments of the company. It is funded primarily by donations from SpartanNash Corporation and in part by our associates and store guests.
At designated times throughout the year, the SpartanNash Foundation invites our store guests to donate to the nonprofit partners we support through a series of retail scan campaigns. All funds raised by the Foundation during these initiatives goes directly to the causes we support.
Our associates also support the Foundation through an annual pledge campaign. In 2016, SpartanNash associates — including 100 percent of Foundation Trustees and company corporate officers — committed to donate more than $300,000 to end hunger, provide shelter and support our military heroes.
We invite you to take a closer look at our initiatives and the organizations we support, as well as the measurable impact we make every day on those working with us to achieve their potential.