Our goal is to be engrained in the fabric of our communities – not just at the dinner table.
So what does this look like?
In 2016, we contributed $1.4 million toward sponsorships, fundraising programs, education, gift cards and product donations to our community partners to advance education, health and wellness, hunger, patriotic and community initiatives. We underwrote 3,534 requests, supporting events such as fireworks, parades, youth development teams and fundraiser walks, runs, relays and bike races. In addition, our SpartanNash Foundation granted $1.8 million in 2016 to 231 community nonprofit organizations.
Last year, we donated 5.525 million pounds of food to fight hunger – more than doubling our food donations compared to 2015.
Our associates volunteered more than 20,000 hours to help our neighbors – exceeding our goal of 15,000 hours and equating to $456,276 in community impact. In 2017, we’ve raised the bar to 30,000 hours.
We have comprehensive associate and food safety programs. With thousands of products shipping every day, ensuring each and every food item is safe for consumption is a corporate responsibility we don’t take lightly.
We have a strong commitment to serving our military heroes through recruiting, hiring, advocating for and providing professional development opportunities for veterans, Reservists and National Guardsmen.
Customers have a choice where they shop – what makes us different is our associates and our connection to the local communities we serve.