100 percent of dollars raised Aug. 30-Sept. 10 will go to
hunger-relief efforts at Community Action House
Community Action House is proud to partner with the SpartanNash Foundation during its retail scan campaign to provide hunger relief in the local community. Between Aug. 30 and Sept. 10, store guests who visit the Butternut Family Fare and D&W will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised going directly to Community Action House.
“Every day we work hard to lend a hand to people and families who might need a little extra help during rough times. We’re very fortunate to have a partner like SpartanNash; they’ve always been generous in supporting our mission.”
-Kim Squiers, Community Action House Executive Director
In addition to supporting their local food pantry and hunger relief programs, store guests who donate during the 12-day fundraising campaign will also receive four coupons toward Spartan® or Our Family ® brand products.
SpartanNash – which owns the Butternut Family Fare located at 993 Butternut Drive in Holland and the D&W on 50 Douglas Ave – underwrites the cost of the fundraising campaign so that all donations will benefit Community Action House and families in need in the local community.
“One in 6 people struggle with hunger, and as little as $1 can provide up to four meals for those in need through Community Action House,” said Meredith Gremel, SpartanNash vice president of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Each of our 150 corporate-owned stores has hand-selected a partner pantry, so that we can work together to provide hunger relief in the communities where SpartanNash associates live and work.”
SpartanNash is the fifth largest food distributor in the United States and has 150 corporate-owned stores in eight states participating in the companywide retail scan campaign. In 2015, SpartanNash donated 2.5 million pounds of distressed product to more than 130 food pantries through its corporate retail locations, distribution centers and MDV, the company’s military division based in Norfolk, Va.
The hunger scan is the fourth scan campaign the SpartanNash Foundation will execute in 2017. To date, nearly $785,000 has been raised through the generosity of store guests and funds contributed by SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation, benefitting local Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and patriotic partners. In 2016, $294,350 was donated to local food pantry partners through the retail scan campaign to provide hunger relief.