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 Supermarkets, 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.
Taking place May 1-12
See the complete list of participating SpartanNash stores and their state Special Olympics partner.
Supporting our military heroes — Taking place June 26-July 7
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.