GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Food Solutions Company SpartanNash (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) today announced its annual fundraising campaign through the Company’s Foundation, supporting Special Olympics athletes and the State Summer Games in eight states. Beginning May 4, 2022, participating SpartanNash stores and gas stations will work with store customers for 12 days to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics partners and athletes.
Store guests at SpartanNash Stores in eight states – including Family rate, D&W Fresh Market and The VG grocery store – will be asked to donate $1, $5, or $10 or round up at any cashier or online via Expressway.
SpartanNash stores will partner with the Special Olympics Affiliate in their respective states, and 100% of all funds raised will go directly to the Special Olympics Partner in that state at the end of the fundraising campaign. The SpartanNash Foundation has donated more than $9.7 million and tens of thousands of volunteer hours throughout its 38-year partnership with the nonprofit organization. SpartanNash employs over 25 Special Olympics athletes who have served customers for a combined 195 years at SpartanNash retail stores.
“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Special Olympics and look forward to celebrating the athletes in person at this year’s Summer Games,” said SpartanNash, Senior Vice President, Communications and Executive Director of the Foundation. SpartanNash. Adrian Luck. “We are also proud to recognize our talented associate athletes who have been training for this competition for many months while continuing to work hard to serve our in-store customers.”
After the donation period ends, the SpartanNash Foundation will distribute the funds raised among the states participating in the retail fundraiser. Donation recipients will include athletes through Special Olympics affiliates in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
“Now is an exciting time for Special Olympics Michigan as our athletes return to the Summer Games and celebrate together,” said Tim Hileman, President and CEO of Special Olympics Michigan. “It’s our job to make sure they’re armed with the tools they need to succeed, not just to compete, but to inspire, lead by example and demonstrate the power that a unified lifestyle can have. on all of us to reach our full potential.It’s the relationships with friends in companies like SpartanNash that keep our athletes moving forward by spreading a message of hope and inclusion.
To learn more, visit spartannash.com/foundation-scans.
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a food solutions company that provides the ingredients for a better life. As a distributor, wholesaler, and retailer with a global supply chain network, SpartanNash’s customers span a diverse group of national accounts, independent and chain grocers, e-commerce retailers, police stations, and grocery stores. U.S. military exchanges, as well as the company’s own physical grocery store. shops, pharmacies and gas stations. SpartanNash distributes groceries and household items, including fresh produce and its Our Family® product portfolio, in all 50 states, in addition to distribution in the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Djibouti, Korea and in Japan. Additionally, the company owns and operates 145 supermarkets – primarily under the Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market banners – and shares its operational knowledge to deliver innovative solutions to SpartanNash food retail customers. Committed to fostering a people first culture, the SpartanNash family of associates is 17,500 strong and growing. For more information, visit spartannash.com.