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Grocery store campaign benefits Love In Action

• Nov 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Together with its customers and company associates, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $278,105 to support more than 100 local food pantries and food banks in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Simultaneous check presentations will take place companywide on Dec. 5, celebrating the success of the foundation’s scan to end hunger and thanking store guests for their donations.

The hunger scan was the fourth such campaign the foundation executed this year, raising more than $1 million and benefitting local Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, patriotic partners and local food banks. All of the money raised is granted to the foundation’s national, regional and local nonprofit partners through the generosity of customers and funds contributed by SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation.

Locally, $4,725 was donated to Love in Action on behalf of the D&W Fresh Market store in Grand Haven. 

Between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4, store guests who visited any participating SpartanNash-owned retail store or fuel center in eight states had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane to support local food pantries and food banks in the communities where the funds were raised. Each store selected the local community food partner its campaign would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.

“Just $1 can provide as many as four meals to those in our community struggling with food insecurity — so, together, we can provide more than 1.1 million meals with the funds raised during our foundation scan to end hunger,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and the executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “As a company that takes food places, we understand the importance of having healthy, affordable food that is accessible to everyone, and we are proud to join with our store guests to support our local food banks and food pantries, and the work they do in our local communities.”

More than 100 local food pantries will receive monetary support thanks to the scan to end hunger.

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