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, where we invite store guests — primarily at our Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket and Family Fresh Market stores — to join the SpartanNash Foundation and our associates by donating at the checkout register.
Retail scan partners are carefully selected to ensure the dollars raised are effectively utilized in the communities where they are raised. Small donations – in partnership with the Foundation’s financial contribution, associates’ support and SpartanNash’s underwriting of retail scans’ operational expenses — add up to make a big impact.
As with other SpartanNash Foundation grant recipients, we encourage our associates to volunteer with these organizations. One of our most significant impacts can be seen in our 35-year partnership with Special Olympics. To date, we have donated nearly $9.4 million and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to Special Olympics’ inclusion efforts, in addition to providing meals for Summer Games volunteers.
In 2018, 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 – the second consecutive year the fundraising efforts have topped $1 million.
2019 SpartanNash Foundation scan results
$179,500 raised (Feb. 6-17)
Together with our store guests and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to build hope and affordable housing raised $179,500 on behalf of more than 50 local Habitat for Humanity partners in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Since 2006, nearly $1.9 million has been raised by SpartanNash and its charitable giving arm – the SpartanNash Foundation – to support local Habitats and hardworking homebuyers.
$255,200 raised (May 1-12)
The SpartanNash Foundation’s Special Olympics scan campaign raised $255,200 on behalf of athletes and State Summer Games in eight states. Since 1985, SpartanNash and its charitable giving arm, the SpartanNash Foundation, have donated more than $9.6 million and thousands of volunteer hours through its partnership with Special Olympics.
Supporting our military heroes — $300,000 raised (June 26-July 7)
The SpartanNash Foundation’s retail scan to support our military heroes and their families raised $300,000 on behalf of Team Red, White & Blue, Operation Homefront and Honor and Remember. Since 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation has raised and granted more than $1,000,000 through its retail scan campaigns, benefitting its patriotic partners.
The SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $271,000 to support more than 100 local food pantries and food banks in eight states. Each store selected the local community food partner its campaign would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.
Since 2015, the SpartanNash Foundation’s retail scans have raised and granted more than $3.2 million to nonprofit partners, impacting local communities throughout our retail footprint.