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SpartanNash Donates Food, Water For Maui Disaster Relief

SpartanNash Maui disaster relief

Michigan-based SpartanNash has donated two truckloads of food and bottled water for wildfire disaster relief efforts in Maui, Hawaii.

The company partnered with Convoy of Hope to ship products quickly and efficiently for disaster relief. In addition to its product donations, SpartanNash provided $25,000 in financial support to the Hawaii Community Foundation, in collaboration with the American Logistics Association.

“The destruction and devastation caused by the wildfires in Maui is heartbreaking,” said CEO Tony Sarsam.

“As a ‘People First’ company, we are dedicated to committing time and resources to communities in need. SpartanNash is proud to work with Convoy of Hope and ALA to provide essential items and comfort for residents at this dire time.”

Since the beginning of August, wildfires burning on the Hawaiian island of Maui have displaced thousands of residents, caused widespread damage and resulted in many deaths in the town of Lāhainā. Convoy of Hope has deployed more than 100 volunteers and many supplies to provide disaster relief for the Maui community.

“We are grateful to once again work with SpartanNash to quickly distribute supplies to people in need,” said Ethan Forhetz, VP of public engagement at Convoy of Hope.

“Communities in Maui need our support more than ever, and SpartanNash’s generous donation will help provide hope and care in these challenging times.”

The food solutions company is committed to using its distribution network to provide aid when and where it is most needed. SpartanNash recently provided disaster relief to California residents impacted by severe flooding, initiated donations for TurkeySyria earthquake survivors and gave $1 million in aid to Ukrainian refugees.

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