Together with its store guests and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $278,105 to support more than 100 local food pantries and food banks in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Simultaneous check presentations will take place companywide on Wednesday, Dec. 5, celebrating the success of the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan to end hunger and thanking store guests for their donations.
The hunger scan was the fourth scan campaign the SpartanNash Foundation executed in 2018, raising more than $1 million and benefitting local Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, patriotic partners and local food banks. One hundred percent of all money raised is granted to the Foundation’s national, regional and local 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners through the generosity of store guests and funds contributed by SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation.
Between October 24 and November 4, 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, supporting local food pantries and food banks in the communities where the funds were raised.
Each store selected the local community food partner its campaign would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.
“Just $1 can provide as many as four meals to those in our community struggling with food insecurity, so together, we can provide more than 1.1 million meals with the funds raised during our Foundation scan to end hunger,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and the executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “As a company that takes food places, we understand the importance of having healthy, affordable food that is accessible to everyone, and we are proud to join with our store guests to support our local food banks and food pantries and the work they do in our local communities.”
More than 100 local food pantries will receive monetary support thanks to the scan to end hunger, with some SpartanNash stores – such as the five Dan’s Supermarkets in Bismarck, N.D. and Forest Hills Foods and the Knapp’s Crossing D&W Fresh Market in Grand Rapids, Mich. – teaming up to support the same food bank in their area.
In total, the Dan’s Supermarkets raised $17,450, all of which will be donated to the Salvation Army. Forest Hills Foods and the Knapp’s Crossing D&W Fresh Market raised $13,000 on behalf of God’s Kitchen.
Other top fundraising efforts included:
- $6,725 granted to Together, Inc. on behalf of six Family Fares and one No Frills (Omaha, Neb.)
- $6,600 granted to Great Plains Food Bank on behalf of three Family Fares (Fargo, N.D.)
- $6,200 granted to Food Bank of South Central Michigan on behalf of four Family Fares (Battle Creek, Mich.)
- $4,725 granted to LOVE in Action on behalf of D&W Fresh Market (Grand Haven, Mich.)
- $4,475 granted to Oakwood Neighborhood Association Food Pantry on behalf of D&W Fresh Market (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
- $4,350 granted to Red Wing Area Food Shelf on behalf of Family Fare (Red Wing, Minn.)
- $3,900 granted to River Falls Food Pantry on behalf of Family Fresh Market (River Falls, Wisc.)
A complete list of participating stores and their partner pantries can be found at spartannash.com/end-hunger [spartannash.com].
In total, the SpartanNash Foundation raised and granted $1,051,305 to nonprofit partners through its annual scan campaigns – the second consecutive year the fundraising efforts have topped $1 million.