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SpartanNash Foundation Begins Fundraiser For Special Olympics

SpartanNash 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 nine states.

“Throughout our 40-year partnership with Special Olympics, we’ve seen the true power of inclusion and the incredible impact it has on the lives of the athletes, including some of our own Associates,” said Adrienne Chance, SpartanNash SVP of communications and SpartanNash Foundation executive director.
“As a ‘People First’ company, we’re proud to support an organization that cultivates a community of strength, support and unity.”

The campaign runs through March 31 at participating company-owned stores and fuel centers.

Store guests at any of SpartanNash-operated retail stores 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 Indiana, IowaMichiganNebraskaNorth DakotaOhioSouth DakotaMinnesota and Wisconsin. All funds raised will go to the corresponding Special Olympics affiliates in that state.

“Our athletes light up when provided with community support and engagement, and many only have the opportunity to get involved thanks to the generosity of our donors,” said Tim Hileman, president and CEO of Special Olympics Michigan.

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.

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