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 2016, we raised nearly $825,000 through four companywide scan campaigns, benefiting 191 local Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, patriotic and food pantry partners. Our retail campaign to end hunger was the Foundation’s most successful companywide retail fundraising effort to date, raising nearly $300,000 on behalf of 119 local food pantries and food banks. Each store personally selected a community food partner, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.
$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.
$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.
$294,350 donated in Sept. 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.