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 fundraising effort, where we invite store guests — primarily at our Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market stores — to join the SpartanNash Foundation and our Associates by donating at the checkout register.
Nonprofit partners are carefully selected to ensure the dollars raised are effectively utilized in the communities where they are raised. We are committed to making as big of an impact as possible in our local communities. SpartanNash underwrites all operational expenses, ensuring that every dollar goes directly to the partner organization.
In 2022, we raised and granted more than $1.1 million through four companywide fundraisers, benefiting Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, patriotic and food pantry partners.
2023 SpartanNash Foundation Fundraising Partners
Special Olympics ($235,000) — Together with our store guests and company Associates, the SpartanNash Foundation raised $235,000 for Special Olympics in eight states to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Supporting Military Heroes ($300,000) — Together with our store guests and company Associates, the SpartanNash Foundation raised $300,000 for our military and disaster relief partners Convoy of Hope, Honor and Remember, and Operation Homefront. Funds raised were split evenly between the three organizations, supporting disaster response, honoring fallen service members, and offering financial aid and support to military families.
Supporting Junior Achievement ($150,000) — Together with our store guests and company Associates, the SpartanNash Foundation raised $150,000 to support Junior Achievement and its efforts to expand educational curriculums, foster in-school programming, and provide valuable volunteer resources. In addition to this initiative, Junior Achievement recently teamed up with SpartanNash and the Food Industry Association (FMI) to develop programs that inspire students to explore career paths in the food industry.
Supporting Local Food Panties — Through Nov. 5, we are raising money for our local food pantry partners. While visiting any one of our retail locations, store guests can donate at the register or through Fast Lane to help eliminate hunger in the communities we serve, provide residents in need with programs that provide food, promote the value of nutrition, increase self-sufficiency, and instill hope by ensuring food relief has a more meaningful, enduring impact. A list of our food pantry partners is attached.
Since 2015, the SpartanNash Foundation has raised and granted more than $7 million to our nonprofit partners through our retail fundraising efforts.