At designated times throughout the year, the SpartanNash Foundation invites the communities it serves to join it in supporting key initiatives in partnership with our national, regional or local 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners. This is done through a retail scan, whereby store guests have the opportunity to donate at the checkout register.
Small donations – in partnership with the Foundation’s financial contribution, associates’ support and volunteering and SpartanNash’s underwriting of retail scans’ operational expenses — add up to make a big impact.
Retail scan partners are carefully selected to ensure the dollars raised are effectively utilized in the communities where they are raised. Partners must obtain top rankings from third-party review sources like Charity Navigator and Guide Star.
In 2017, we raised and granted more than $1 million through four companywide scan campaigns, benefiting local Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, patriotic and food pantry partners. Our retail campaign to support our military heroes was the Foundation’s most successful companywide retail fundraising effort to date, raising $300,000 on behalf of Give an Hour™ and Honor and Remember®.
$202,350 donated in February 2017
In 2017, the SpartanNash Foundation expanded its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, supporting 79 local Habitat affiliates in eight states. The 2017 fundraising total represents an 82 percent increase over last year’s retail scan campaign. Since 2006, more than $1.5 million has been raised by the company and its charitable giving arm to support Habitat for Humanity county and state-based affiliates and their hardworking homebuyers.
$281,000 donated in May 2017
Together with its store guests and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to support Special Olympics raised $281,000 on behalf of Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. As a result, more than 20,000 Special Olympic athletes will have the opportunity to compete with other children and adults with intellectual disabilities and experience the joy of seeing themselves for their abilities, not disabilities.
Supporting our military heroes — $300,000 donated in June and July 2017
Between June 28 and July 9, 2017, the SpartanNash Foundation invited store guests to join us in supporting our military heroes through Give an Hour™ and Honor and Remember®.
Together with our store guests and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to support our servicemembers, veterans and their families was its most successful companywide retail fundraising effort to date – raising $300,000 on behalf of our patriotic partners.
$260,000 donated in August and September 2017
For its fourth retail scan campaign of 2017, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $260,000 to support local food pantries and food banks. Each SpartanNash-owned store in eight states personally selected the local community food partner its campaign would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.