SpartanNash Donates Two Truckloads of Critical Supplies for Turkey-Syria Earthquake Survivors
SpartanNash has donated bottled water and baby diapers to survivors of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes that are estimated to have killed more than 20,000 people. Non-profit organization Convoy of Hope is facilitating the distribution of items to those in need.
“The destruction in Turkey and Syria is unimaginable, and we feel compelled to leverage supplies we have in stock to provide critical aid as fast as possible,” said SpartanNash CEO Tony Sarsam. “Serving and creating solutions are embedded in our corporate identity, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help. We will continue to monitor the need in this area, and we once again invite our supplier community to join us in providing support.”
In 2022, SpartanNash provided $1 million in product donations and financial aid to the people of Ukraine, in addition to supporting survivors of other disasters in Puerto Rico, Florida, Mississippi and Kentucky. The company routinely partners with Convoy of Hope to get supplies into the hands of those most in need following a disaster.
“As we see the devastation following those powerful earthquakes in the Middle East, Convoy of Hope is pleased to be working, again, with SpartanNash to get life-sustaining essentials to people in need,” said Ethan Forhetz, VP of Public Engagement for Convoy of Hope. “Convoy is so grateful for the generosity of SpartanNash to make a real difference in the lives of people. As a company, they have demonstrated time and time again that they lead with kindness.”