Military heroes


Together with its store guests and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to support military heroes and their families was its most successful companywide retail fundraising effort to date – raising $310,000 on behalf of Operation Homefront and Honor and Remember.

Between June 27 and July 8, store guests who visited any participating SpartanNash-owned retail store or fuel center in eight states had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised split evenly between the two nonprofit partner organizations.

Thank you for the overwhelming support shown for our military heroes during the latest SpartanNash Foundation retail scan – we couldn’t have done it without you!

One of our company’s core values is patriotism, and SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation are deeply committed to supporting our military heroes in the communities we serve. Through our partnership with Operation Homefront and Honor and Remember, we assisted in raising awareness and funds for military heroes and their loved ones, while honoring the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.

Each year, SpartanNash contributes thousands of dollars, products and volunteer hours to military and veterans organizations and events, and we are proud to team up with Operation Homefront and Honor and Remember to serve those who served.

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront’s mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.

For more than 15 years, Operation Homefront has provided critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year.

Funds raised will provide critical financial assistance – including medical bills and housing – to military families in the eight participating states.

Learn more at operationhomefront.org.

Honor and Remember®

Honor and Remember Flag

The mission of Honor and Remember is to create, establish and promote a nationally recognized flag to fly continuously as a visible reminder to all Americans of the lives lost in defense of our national freedoms. The flag is meant to be a public symbol of appreciation that honors all military lives lost while serving since our nation’s inception.

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 67 million miles per year.

Past SpartanNash Foundation scan campaign dollars have enabled SpartanNash to be a presenting sponsor of Honor and Remember’s Run for the Fallen – a five-month, 6,000-mile journey to pay tribute to fallen servicemembers.

Learn more at honorandremember.org.


Since 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation has raised and granted nearly $800,000 for its patriotic partners through its retail scan campaigns, benefitting veterans service organizations including Give an Hour, Fisher House Foundation, Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., Disabled Veterans National Foundation – and this year’s partners Operation Homefront and Honor and Remember.

Check out the complete list of stores participating in the 2018 companywide patriotic scan campaign.