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SpartanNash Foundation Wraps Up Back-to-School Fundraiser

SpartanNash back-to-school fundraiser

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based SpartanNash and its foundation have concluded their in-store back-to-school fundraiser, raising $150,000 for the Junior Achievement.

The campaign supports the expansion of educational curriculums, in-school programming and volunteer resources. 

“We’re proud of our partnership with Junior Achievement and thankful for the ongoing support from our store Associates and local communities,” said Adrienne Chance, SVP of communications and SpartanNash Foundation executive director.

“Together, we have teamed up to make a significant impact on the lives of countless young individuals, imparting financial literacy and delivering the ingredients for a better life along the way.”

SpartanNash’s back-to-school fundraiser, which ran from Aug. 23-Sept. 4, was held at participating SpartanNash-operated retail stores, including Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market and fuel centers. 

Guests had the opportunity to contribute a dollar amount or round up their total at checkout. 

After donating to the fundraiser, customers signed their name on a card, which was posted on the store’s wall. Online donations were also made accessible through the SpartanNash Fast Lane.

“We are grateful SpartanNash sees value in our programming and chose to kick off this school year by supporting students across the Midwest,” said Bill Coderre, president and CEO of the Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes

“SpartanNash’s support in the Junior Achievement programming will allow students to gain the skills and economic understanding to be confident and successful adults in their respective communities while raising their awareness and interest about careers in the food industry.”

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