On March 4, 2016, the SpartanNash Foundation is launching a companywide fundraising campaign in partnership with Habitat for Humanity local affiliates where corporate-owned retail stores are located. The scan will run through March 13, 2016.
At all Kent County Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Markets, Forest Hills Foods and Fuel Centers, customers will have the opportunity via any checkout lane to donate $1, $5 or $10 to Habitat for Humanity Kent County. When customers make a donation, they will receive four coupons toward Spartan® brand products. Stores will hold additional fundraising activities during the 10-day fundraiser. The SpartanNash Foundation will donate 100% of funds raised to the Habitat for Humanity affiliate serving the community where the dollars were raised. SpartanNash corporation underwrites the cost of the campaign through its more than 160 stores and provides volunteer opportunities for associates to assist with home builds.
“On behalf of Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, we wish to thank the SpartanNash Foundation, SpartanNash corporation and its Kent County stores for their key role in providing resources to build more affordable housing in Kent County and for helping us transform the lives of vulnerable children and their parents through homeownership and neighborhood revitalization,” said BriAnne McKee, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. “SpartanNash associates’ volunteer support and the generosity of SpartanNash shoppers will make a tremendous impact throughout our county. We are most grateful to have such a partner headquartered in our state.”
SpartanNash (formerly Spartan Stores) has partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County since 2006 and surpassed the $1 million donation mark in 2015. The company and its Foundation has also supported eight home builds with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, the most recent of which was a home build for a veteran in 2015. The company has also sponsored LEED-certified homes, going back to 2011, and sponsored the 100th LEED-certified home by Habitat Kent in 2012.
Along with the fundraising campaign, SpartanNash associates have been involved with community events for Habitat for Humanity through volunteering to build Habitat for Humanity homes. This campaign brings together SpartanNash stores and Habitat for Humanity and celebrates both companies’ shared values: hard work, dedication and community service.
“SpartanNash is thrilled to be working with Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country to address the need for affordable housing,” said Meredith Gremel, VP, Corporate Affairs and Communications, and Executive Director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Habitat’s mission to strengthen families and neighborhoods through partnership, house building and affordable home ownership goes hand in hand with our corporate responsibility. The power of smaller contributions from generous individuals can build not only homes—but hope—for Habitat homebuyers. This temporary boost, along with their zero percent interest mortgages, is what makes dreams come true.”