Community Action House receives $4,400 from Family Fare


Community Action House receives $4,400 from Family Fare as a result of SpartanNash Foundation’s companywide effort to end hunger

100 percent of dollars raised Oct. 24-Nov. 4 donated to local food pantries in eight states

 As a result of the Community Action House’s partnership with the SpartanNash Foundation and the Family Fare on Butternut, the local nonprofit today received a $4,400 grant from the retail grocery store towards hunger relief in the greater Holland area.

Between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4, the SpartanNash Foundation hosted a companywide retail scan campaign in each of SpartanNash’s corporate-owned stores in eight states. Store guests and company associates who visited the stores during the 12-day retail scan campaign had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10, with 100 percent of dollars raised going to support community food pantries in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

In total, the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign to provide hunger relief raised $278,105 to support more than 100 local food pantries and food banks, including Community Action House.

The hunger scan was the fourth scan campaign the SpartanNash Foundation executed in 2018, benefitting local Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, patriotic partners and local food banks. In total, more than $1 million was raised and granted to national, regional and local 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners through the generosity of store guests and funds contributed by SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation.

SpartanNash – which owns the D&W Fresh Market located on 50 Douglas Avenue in Holland – underwrote the cost of the fundraising campaign so that all donations will benefit Community Action House and families in need in the local community. Each SpartanNash store personally selected the partner food pantry the campaign would support, ensuring the scan to end hunger would have a significant local impact.

“Just $1 can provide as many as four meals to those in our community struggling with food insecurity, so together, we can provide more than 1.1 million meals with the funds raised during our Foundation scan to end hunger,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and the executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “As a company that takes food places, we understand the importance of having healthy, affordable food that is accessible to everyone, and we are proud to join with our store guests to support local food banks and food pantries like Community Action House and the work they do in our local communities.”

In addition to monetary support through the SpartanNash Foundation, SpartanNash also donates distressed product to hundreds of community food pantries and local nonprofits such as Community Action House. In 2017, SpartanNash donated 5.4 million pounds of distressed product companywide.