SpartanNash Foundation Donates $400,000 to 126 Food Pantries Across the Country January 3, 2023

SpartanNash Foundation Donates $400,000 to 126 Food Pantries Across the Country

SpartanNash recently raised $313,000 on behalf of the SpartanNash Foundation through in-store fundraising efforts. The SpartanNash Foundation pledged additional funding to make a total donation of $400,000 to help fight food insecurity.

During the fundraisers, store guests and online shoppers were able to make quick, easy donations at checkout or through SpartanNash’s Fast Lane program. Leadership teams at each SpartanNash-owned grocery store were invited to select a recipient community food pantry, so funds raised through this effort stayed local. The SpartanNash Foundation’s $85,000 donation was distributed among food pantries and food banks surrounding the company’s distribution centers around the US.

“SpartanNash is committed to providing access to quality nutrition as part of our mission to deliver the ingredients for a better life,” said SpartanNash Senior Vice President of Communications and Executive Director of the SpartanNash Foundation Adrienne Chance. “The holidays can put a strain on household budgets, and with inflation, everyone is feeling their grocery bills get a little tighter. That’s why this year, it was especially important for us to team up with community members to help our neighbors.”

According to the USDA, more than 34 million people, including nine million children, in the US are food insecure. Feeding America estimates that for every dollar donated, the organization secures and distributes 10 meals to people facing hunger.

“The commitment from SpartanNash and their loyal customers in the fight to end hunger gets stronger every year,” Great Plains Food Bank Chief Development Officer Marcia Paulson said. “We cannot thank SpartanNash and their store guests enough for all they do.”

Additionally, as part of SpartanNash’s recent Investor Day, the company donated $25,000 worth of food to Feeding America from its Our Family® private label brand. The donation came from Our Family’s community outreach program, Our Family Cares.

Since starting this annual fundraiser in 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation has raised more than $2 million to support food pantries. This effort is part of SpartanNash’s commitment to philanthropy and social responsibility. Funds raised during this campaign supplement SpartanNash’s year-round food donations, which also help reduce food waste and fight food insecurity.


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