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SpartanNash Fundraiser Backs Junior Achievement

SpartanNash Foundation Teams Up with Junior Achievement for Back-to-School In-Store Fundraiser

Junior Achievement recently teamed up with Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash and FMI – The Food Industry Association to develop programs that inspire students to explore career paths in the food industry. 

To boost that effort, SpartanNash and its foundation have launched an in-store fundraiser to benefit the youth education nonprofit. Proceeds will help expand educational curriculums, including in-school programming and volunteer resources.

Junior Achievement helps students learn about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through hands-on educational programs. 

Adrienne Chance, SVP of communications and SpartanNash Foundation executive director, is a member of the Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes’ board of directors.

“The [foundation] strives to provide our communities with hope for a better future, and we are proud to support education and nurture the career aspirations of tomorrow’s leaders,” she said.

“Our partnership with Junior Achievement signifies more than just imparting financial literacy and educational resources; it’s about inspiring a vibrant community of youth to help them make informed decisions into adulthood.”

Customers can donate at participating SpartanNash-operated retail stores, including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market and fuel centers. 

Through Sept. 3, donations of $1, $5 or $10 will be accepted at checkout, with the option to round up totals to the nearest dollar. Online donations are also possible through Fast Lane.

“We are thrilled to embark on this journey with SpartanNash, an organization sharing our passion for empowering young individuals,” said Bill Coderre, president and CEO of the Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes

“We passionately believe students who engage with Junior Achievement programming gain a profound grasp of economic dynamics, thus equipping them to navigate future choices with unwavering confidence. We are grateful to form a meaningful partnership with SpartanNash enabling us to extend this vital mission among the young minds who shape our communities.”

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