89 SpartanNash stores to support Michigan Habitat for Humanity affiliates during companywide fundraising effort to provide shelter


100 percent of dollars raised Feb. 8-19 will go to local Habitat affiliates across the state

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan is proud to partner with the SpartanNash Foundation during its retail scan campaign to provide shelter in local communities throughout the state. Between Feb. 8 and 19, store guests who visit any of the 89 Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Markets, Forest Hills Foods, ValuLand and VG’s stores in Michigan will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised going to a partner Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

“Every time a person agrees to donate while checking out at their SpartanNash store, they can rest assured knowing that their donation is making a direct impact on the community in which they live and work,” said Sandra Pearson, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. “SpartanNash is helping our affiliates build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter, which provides our homeowners with the solid foundation on which to build a better, healthier life.”

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

In total, 37 local Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Michigan will receive monetary support thanks to the scan to provide shelter, with many SpartanNash stores teaming up to support the same chapter in their area.

For example, 13 Family Fare Supermarkets, 5 D&W Fresh Markets and Forest Hills Foods have teamed up to support the Kent County Habitat for Humanity. On the east side of the state, five VG’s stores will support the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity. Many other stores have partnered directly with their nearby Habitat affiliate.

For a complete list of Habitat for Humanity Michigan affiliates and the stores that are supporting them, visit spartannash.com/Habitat-for-Humanity.

In addition to supporting their local Habitat for Humanity affiliate, store guests who donate during the 12-day fundraising campaign will also receive four coupons toward Spartan® brand products.

SpartanNash – which owns the 89 Michigan-based stores supporting each local Habitat affiliate – underwrites the cost of the fundraising campaign so that all donations will have a significant impact in the local community where it was raised. SpartanNash also provides financial support, and many company associates volunteer at Habitat affiliates throughout the year.

“The SpartanNash Foundation is our company’s charitable giving arm, supporting community nonprofit organizations that provide hunger relief, secure shelter and support our military heroes,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Through our retail scan campaigns, we have developed many strong partnerships with local Habitat for Humanity Michigan affiliates, and, in partnership with our store guests and associates, we are excited to continue to support them in 2017.”

SpartanNash is the fifth largest food distributor in the United States and has more than 155 corporate-owned stores in eight states participating in the companywide retail scan campaign.

The SpartanNash Foundation has executed two previous retail scan campaigns to benefit Habitat for Humanity partners, raising nearly $250,000 in 2015 and 2016. Prior to the Spartan Stores-Nash Finch merger in November 2013, Spartan Stores conducted retail scans in its more than 90 Michigan stores to support local Habitat affiliates. Since 2006, more than $1.3 million has been raised to build hope and affordable housing for hardworking Habitat homebuyers.

In 2016, nearly $825,000 was granted through the SpartanNash Foundation’s companywide scan campaigns, benefitting local Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, patriotic and food pantry partners.