Habitat for Humanity — $114,500 donated in March 2016
In 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation expanded its partnership with Habitat for Humanity beyond Michigan, adding retail scans at its corporate-owned stores in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. As a result, 59 affiliates will build hope and homes in partnership with hardworking Habitat home buyers.
Special Olympics — $231,650 donated in May 2016
In 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation expanded its partnership with Special Olympics beyond Michigan to include retail scans at its corporate-owned stores in eight additional states — Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, 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. They become confident and empowered by their accomplishments, make new friends, raise awareness for inclusion and acceptance — and have a lot of fun.
Supporting our military heroes — $182,000 donated in June and July 2016
Between June 22 and July 4, 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation launched its first-ever companywide fundraising campaign to support our military heroes and honor those who lost their lives defending our freedoms. The scan – which took place in more than 160 retail stores and fuel centers in nine states – benefitted our national partner Honor and Remember, as well as three regional community partners. Read more about the retail scan.
Ending hunger in our local communities — $294,350 donated in September 2016
For its fourth retail scan campaign, the SpartanNash Foundation hosted a companywide effort to help end hunger in the communities we serve. Each of our retail store locations personally selected the local community food partner its campaign would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact. In total, our stores raised nearly $300,000 during the 12-day scan — making this the SpartanNash Foundation’s most successful scan to date. Read more about the retail scan.