SpartanNash Foundation and Special Olympics Celebrate Successful In-Store Fundraiser

Apr 18th, 2024

2024 campaign donated $240,000 to support and empower athletes across nine states

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Food solutions company SpartanNash (the "Company") (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced the successful outcome of its annual in-store foundation fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics. The in-store campaign donated $240,000 from community members and the SpartanNash Foundation.

"We are proud to celebrate four decades of partnership with Special Olympics and the change this organization is making on a local and national scale," said SpartanNash Senior Vice President of Communications and SpartanNash Foundation Executive Director Adrienne Chance. "We are proud of the support we've seen from our store guests, Associates and communities who have joined us in our passion for inclusion and who value the power of sports to build confidence and unity."

The in-store fundraiser occurred from March 20 through April 6. Donations support Special Olympics athletes in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Funds raised in each state are sent directly to the corresponding local Special Olympics affiliates.

"Year after year, we are astounded by the SpartanNash Foundation's enduring partnership and commitment to our cause," said Special Olympics Michigan President and CEO Tim Hileman. "The company's dedication to our athletes, generous contributions to fund our mission and tireless volunteerism truly exemplify the spirit of Special Olympics."

Throughout its 40-year partnership with Special Olympics, the SpartanNash Foundation has raised more than $10.3 million for the organization, while SpartanNash Associates have contributed tens of thousands of volunteer hours to support games, events and other initiatives. Additionally, over 25 Special Olympics athletes are employed by SpartanNash, collectively serving guests for 157 years at Company-operated grocery stores.

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About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a food solutions company that delivers the ingredients for a better life. Committed to fostering a People First culture, the SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong. SpartanNash operates two complementary business segments - food wholesale and grocery retail. Its global supply chain network serves wholesale customers that include independent and chain grocers, national retail brands, e-commerce platforms, and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. The Company distributes products for every aisle in the grocery store, from fresh produce to household goods to its OwnBrands, which include the Our Family® portfolio of products. On the retail side, SpartanNash operates 144 brick-and-mortar grocery stores, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin's Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market, in addition to dozens of pharmacies and fuel centers. Leveraging insights and solutions across its segments, SpartanNash offers a full suite of support services for independent grocers. For more information, visit

Adrienne Chance
SVP, Communications
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