For the third of four companywide retail fundraising campaigns in 2017, the SpartanNash Foundation invites store guests to join us in supporting our military heroes in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The retail scan campaign runs June 28-July 9, and 100 percent of donations raised will be evenly split between Give an Hour™ and Honor and Remember®, benefitting our servicemembers, veterans and their families in the communities where the funds are raised.
During the 12-day scan, store guests who visit any participating SpartanNash-owned retail store or fuel center in nine states will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane. When store guests make a donation to support our nonprofit patriotic partners and the military heroes they serve, they will receive four coupons toward Spartan® or Our Family® brand products, depending on location.
Together with our store guests and associates, the SpartanNash Foundation is proud to serve those who served and raise awareness — and funds — for these worthy causes.
Give an Hour™
Give an Hour is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that develops national networks of volunteers to respond to acute needs within our society, beginning with the mental health needs of military servicemembers and their loved ones affected by their time of service. Give an Hour’s network of volunteers includes nearly 7,000 licensed mental health professionals across the nation, encompassing all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam. To date, they have donated nearly 225,000 hours of free counselling and mental health services to military personnel, their loved ones and hometown communities affected by conflicts abroad.
In addition to pledging to “give an hour” of their time each week for direct counselling, Give an Hour’s network of volunteer professionals are working to reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment by participating in and leading education, training and outreach efforts in schools, communities and military bases.
Learn more at giveanhour.org.
Honor and Remember®
The mission of Honor and Remember is to perpetually recognize the sacrifice of America’s military fallen heroes and their families. The organization pays tribute to all military lives lost, not only while serving on active duty but also as a result of serving, including PTSD. Military deaths in all wars or conflicts and all branches of service from our nation’s inception are recognized.
The primary vehicle for perpetual recognition is a specific and dedicated symbol of remembrance: The Honor and Remember Flag, which is intended to fly continuously as a tangible and visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms and as a statement of appreciation to all fallen military families.
Personalized flags are regularly presented to individual families of fallen service members. Each personalized flag contains the name, theater of operation and date of death of the individual. The flags are presented at both private and public occasions.
SpartanNash is a national partner and strong supporter of Honor and Remember, underwriting personal flag presentations to families of the fallen and flying the Honor and Remember flag at all company facilities. The flag artwork is also displayed on SpartanNash’s fleet of tractor trailers, which travel more than 55 million miles per year.
Learn more at honorandremember.org.
In 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation launched its first-ever companywide fundraising campaign to support its patriotic nonprofit partners. The scan benefited the company’s 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.
In total, $182,000 was raised to support our military heroes last year.