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 and Dan’s Supermarket 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. Every donation – in partnership with the Foundation’s financial contribution, associates’ support and SpartanNash’s underwriting of retail scans’ operational expenses — adds 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 36-year partnership with Special Olympics. To date, we have donated more than $9.6 million and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to Special Olympics’ inclusion efforts, in addition to providing meals for Summer Games volunteers.
In 2019, 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 third consecutive year the fundraising efforts have topped $1 million.
2020 SpartanNash Foundation scan results
Supporting our military heroes — Taking place July 1-12
Since 2015, the SpartanNash Foundation’s retail scans have raised and granted more than $4.2 million to nonprofit partners, impacting local communities throughout our retail footprint.