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SpartanNash Foundation Helps 210 Non-Profit Partners, Gives $1.5 Million In 2018

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The SpartanNash Foundation helped more than 210 non-profit organizations in 16 states and donated more than $1.5 million in 2018.

The SpartanNash Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently released its 2018 Impact Report.

In 2018, the SpartanNash Foundation helped shelter 325,000 people, fed more than 1.6 million people and supported 40,000 military veterans and their families. SpartanNash associates volunteered 57,364 hours, making an economic impact equivalent to $1.38 million on behalf of its nonprofit partners.

“The SpartanNash Foundation and associates throughout the company are making a huge impact, supporting local nonprofit organizations that align with our mission in the communities right where we live, work and play,” said Meredith Gremel, SpartanNash VP of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “We are excited about the measurable impact we are making every day in our local communities through the SpartanNash Foundation and the efforts of our associates.”

The SpartanNash Foundation supports local community partners in two ways: through a series of retail scan campaigns and through quarterly grants.

Nonprofit organizations that align with the foundation’s mission are invited to submit a grant application. In 2018, foundation grants totaled nearly $500,000 and were awarded to more than 50 organizations.

Throughout the year, the SpartanNash Foundation invites store guests to donate to nonprofit partners through a series of fundraising campaigns, with 100 percent of funds raised going directly to the nonprofit partners. In 2018, the SpartanNash Foundation fundraising campaigns supporting Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, military heroes and local food pantries resulted in grants of more than $1 million.

The SpartanNash Foundation is a Michigan nonprofit corporation and is tax exempt under IRC 501(c)3.

SpartanNash is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt.

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Renee Sexton

Renee Sexton

Renee is a graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and worked more than two decades in broadcast and digital journalism before coming over to the print side.

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