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SpartanNash Foundation Begins Fundraiser For Special Olympics


Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash has announced its annual in-store fundraising campaign through its foundation, supporting Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in eight states.

The campaign runs through Feb. 19 at participating company-owned stores and fuel centers.

Store guests at Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, Forest Hill Foods and Ada Fresh Market will have the opportunity to donate by rounding up their purchases or adding an additional $1$5 or $10 at any checkout lane, as well as with online purchases through Fast Lane.

Donations will support Special Olympics athletes in IowaMichiganNebraskaNorth DakotaOhioSouth DakotaMinnesota and Wisconsin. All funds raised will go to the corresponding Special Olympics affiliates in that state.

“We consider SpartanNash part of the Special Olympics family,” said Tim Hileman, president and CEO of Special Olympics Michigan.

“Not only are they actively involved in making sure our athletes are able to attend State Summer Games, they are on the sidelines cheering them on as they compete. It’s advocates like SpartanNash who are empowering our athletes, providing them the support and resources to spread a message of inclusion statewide.”

The fundraiser is part of SpartanNash’s 39-year partnership with Special Olympics. The foundation has donated more than $9.9 million, committed tens of thousands of volunteer hours, and helped spread the message of inclusion through fundraisers across the country. SpartanNash employs 16 Special Olympics athletes who have provided a combined 148 years of service to guests at company-owned retail stores.

To learn more about the SpartanNash Foundation, visit spartannash.com/foundation-scans.

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