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.
$202,350 donated in February 2017
In 2017, the SpartanNash Foundation expanded its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, supporting 79 local Habitat affiliates in eight states. The 2017 fundraising total represents an 82 percent increase over last year’s retail scan campaign.
Since 2006, more than $1.5 million has been raised by the company and its charitable giving arm to support Habitat for Humanity county and state-based affiliates and their hardworking homebuyers.
$281,000 donated in May 2017
Together with its store guests and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to support Special Olympics raised $281,000 on behalf of Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, 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.
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 benefited our national partner Honor and Remember, as well as three regional community partners — Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., Disabled Veterans National Foundation and Fisher House Foundation.
$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.