SpartanNash Launches Special Olympics Fundraiser

The SpartanNash Foundation is rising a second companywide sell fundraising debate in 2018, ancillary Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

SpartanNash and a free giving arm, a SpartanNash Foundation, entice store guest to join them in supporting Special Olympics by a sell indicate campaign, that runs May 2-13.

During a 12-day scan, store guest who revisit any participating SpartanNash-owned sell store or fuel core in 8 states will have a event to present $1, $5 or $10 during any checkout lane.

All donations lifted will advantage a internal Special Olympics’ associate programs in a communities where a supports are raised. SpartanNash underwrites a costs to run a indicate campaign, contributes appropriation and encourages associates to proffer with internal Special Olympics affiliates.

“SpartanNash and a SpartanNash Foundation are deeply committed to ancillary Special Olympics via a many states we serve,” pronounced Meredith Gremel, VP of corporate affairs and communications and a executive executive of a SpartanNash Foundation. “Through a sell indicate campaigns, we have grown many clever partnerships with Special Olympics affiliates, and, in partnership with a store guest and associates, we are vehement to continue to support them and lift supports for this good cause.”

The goal of Special Olympics is to yield year-round sports training and jaunty foe in a accumulation of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with egghead disabilities, giving them stability opportunities to rise earthy fitness, denote courage, knowledge fun and attend in a pity of gifts, skills and loyalty with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and a community.

“We also commend a significance of lifting recognition and advancing farrago and inclusion,” Gremel said. “We do so by employing a series of Special Olympics athletes and fixation a print of a Special Olympics Healthy Athlete on 300,000 cases of water, so a thousands of store guest learn some-more about a unusual Special Olympics opportunities accessible year round.”

SpartanNash Healthy Athletes

In and with a sell indicate campaign, SpartanNash also selects Special Olympics Healthy Athletes, whose healthy lifestyles and impasse in a Special Olympics consolidate a organization’s oath: “Let me win. But if we can't win, let me be dauntless in a attempt.”

For 2018, SpartanNash is noticing Healthy Athletes in Michigan and Minnesota. These athletes will also assistance foster a Foundation’s sell indicate with in-store designation sessions – and they will be featured on a wrapping of bottles of Our Family code water. Nearly 300,000 cases of a specifically designed 24-pack bottles of open H2O will be on store shelves during some-more than 140 SpartanNash-owned stores and eccentric sell locations via a country.

SpartanNash began a Healthy Athlete module in Michigan in 2008, expanding a module in 2016 to embody athletes via a sell footprint.

SpartanNash has been a presenting unite of a Special Olympics Michigan Summer Games given 1985. The association has also upheld Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games given 2003.

In further to scarcely $9.1 million in financial support over a march of a 34-year partnership, SpartanNash associates and their families have also volunteered thousands of hours assisting during a State Summer Games.

In Michigan, SpartanNash associates also ready and feed hundreds of volunteers via a State Summer Games. SpartanNash donates all of a food for a volunteers and prints a State Summer Games programs and handbooks as well.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based SpartanNash’s core businesses embody distributing grocery products to eccentric grocery retailers, inhabitant accounts, a corporate-owned sell stores and U.S. troops commissaries and exchanges. SpartanNash serves patron locations in 47 states and a District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Italy, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash now operates 142 supermarkets, essentially underneath a banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, DW Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket and Family Fresh Market.