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Grocery chain to collect money for Habitat for Humanity

• Feb 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM

The Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the SpartanNash Foundation during its retail scan campaign to help build hope and affordable housing in West Michigan.

From Feb. 7-18, shoppers at the Grand Haven D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare stores in Coopersville and Allendale will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of those dollars going to Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity.

“Our local D&W and Family Fare stores are great community partners and we are fortunate to have their support,” said Beth Hanis, executive director of the Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to “put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.” More than 50 local chapters in eight states will receive monetary support thanks to the SpartanNash Foundation scan, with many SpartanNash stores teaming up to support the same Habitat for Humanity in their area.

In addition, customers who donate during the 12-day fundraising campaign will receive four coupons for Our Family and Open Acres-brand products.

SpartanNash — which owns the D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare stores supporting the local Habitat for Humanity — underwrites the cost of the fundraising campaign so that all donations will have a significant impact in the local community where it was raised, the company says. 

“The SpartanNash Foundation is our company’s charitable giving arm, supporting community non-profit 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 Habitats and, together with our store guests and associates, we are excited to continue to support their efforts in our local communities in 2018.”

The SpartanNash Foundation has executed three previous retail scan campaigns to benefit Habitat for Humanity partners, raising nearly $500,000 to construct new homes alongside hard-working homebuyers, provide home repairs and more. Since 2006, more than $1.5 million has been raised to build hope and affordable housing for Habitat for Humanity homebuyers.

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