JA’s mission is “to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.” The organization recently teamed up with SpartanNash and the Food Industry Association to develop programs that inspire students to explore career paths in the food industry. JA helps students learn about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through engaging, hands-on educational programs. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward expanding educational curriculums, including in-school programming and volunteer resources.
“The SpartanNash Foundation strives to provide our communities with hope for a better future and we are proud to support education and nurture the career aspirations of tomorrow’s leaders,” said SpartanNash Senior Vice President of Communications and SpartanNash Foundation Executive Director , who was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for JA of Michigan Great Lakes. “Our partnership with Junior Achievement signifies more than just imparting financial literacy and educational resources; it’s about inspiring a vibrant community of youth to help them make informed decisions into adulthood.”
Store guests can donate at participating SpartanNash-operated retail stores, including , , and fuel centers. Between today and Sept. 3, donations of $1, $5 or $10 will be accepted at checkout, with the option to round up totals to the nearest dollar to support JA. Online donations are also possible through .
“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with SpartanNash, an organization sharing our passion for empowering young individuals,” said President and CEO Bill Coderre. “We passionately believe students who engage with JA programming gain a profound grasp of economic dynamics, thus equipping them to navigate future choices with unwavering confidence. We are grateful to form a meaningful partnership with SpartanNash enabling us to extend this vital mission among the young minds who shape our communities.”