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Nearly $300k raised to help end hunger

Posted: 5:24 PM, Sep 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-28 21:25:39Z

The SpartanNash Foundation and stores across Michigan and several other states helped raise nearly $300,000  during a companywide effort to help end hunger.

100-percent of the money raised will go directly to more than 100 food banks and pantries.

Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11, the SpartanNash Foundation hosted a company-wide scan in each of its 160 corporate-owned stores in nine states. Store guests and company associates stores during the 12-day retail scan campaign had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10, with 100 percent of dollars raised going to support community food pantries and food banks.

Each store personally selected the local food pantry or bank they would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.

“The generosity of our store guests during this retail scan campaign was incredible. We are most grateful to all who joined forces with the SpartanNash Foundation and our associates to support our efforts to end hunger in the communities where we live and work,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Together, we have made a tremendous difference, and it is clear that the local aspect of this fundraising effort was important to our store guests, as 100 percent of the dollars raised were directed back to the donors’ local communities.”

Here is a list of the stores:

  • Six stores in Grand Rapids, Mich. – including the Family Fare Supermarket and Quick Stop on Leonard St., the D&W Fresh Market and Quick Stop on 28th St. and Forest Hills Foods and Fuel on Cascade Road – raised $11,250 on behalf of God’s Kitchen.
  • Four Family Fare Supermarkets in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo, N.D. raised $9,200 on behalf of the Great Plains Food Bank.
  • Six Family Fare Supermarkets in Omaha, Neb. and the No Frills stores in Plattsmouth, Neb. and Glenwood, Iowa raised $8,500 on behalf of Together, Inc.
  • Four Family Thrift locations in Rapid City, S.D. raised $7,300 on behalf of Feeding South Dakota for Rapid City.
  • Four Family Fare Supermarket and Quick Stop locations in Dickinson, N.D. raised $6,650 on behalf of the Amen Food Pantry.
  • Four Family Fare Supermarket and Quick Stop locations in Holland and Zeeland, Mich. raised $6,200 on behalf of Fishers of Men.
  • Four Family Fare Supermarkets in Urbandale, Delton, Battle Creek and Marshall, Mich. raised $5,400 on behalf of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.
  • Three Family Fare Supermarket and Quick Stop locations in Traverse City, Mich. raised $5,100 on behalf of the Father Fred Foundation.
  • Three VG’s and Quick Stop locations in Fenton, Mich. raised $5,000 on behalf of the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.
  • The Econofoods in Northfield, Minn. raised $3,500 on behalf of the Community Action Center.