Guest Blog: SpartanNash helping families in Michigan

SpartanNash Foundation supports 37 Habitat for Humanity Michigan affiliates during companywide fundraising effort

The SpartanNash Foundation – the charitable giving arm of SpartanNash and its family of Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, ValuLand and VG’s stores – is hosting its annual fundraising effort to benefit local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and you can help build hope and affordable housing throughout Michigan!

The retail scan campaign runs until Feb. 19, and store guests who visit any participating SpartanNash-owned retail store or fuel center in eight states will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane. One hundred percent of all funds raised during the scan campaign to provide shelter will go directly to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the area.

In total, 89 SpartanNash retail grocery stores will support 37 Habitat for Humanity Michigan affiliates, with many stores teaming up to support the same chapter in their area. For example, 13 Family Fare Supermarkets, 5 D&W Fresh Markets and Forest Hills Foods have teamed up to support the Kent County Habitat for Humanity. On the east side of the state, five VG’s stores will support the Genesee County Habitat for Humanity.

For a complete list of Habitat for Humanity affiliates and the stores where you can support them, visit

“The SpartanNash Foundation is proud to work with Habitat for Humanity and other community nonprofit organizations that provide hunger relief, secure shelter and support our military heroes,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Through our retail scan campaigns, we have developed many strong partnerships with local Habitat for Humanity Michigan affiliates, and, in partnership with our store guests and associates, we are excited to continue to support them in 2017.

“By working with our Habitat for Humanity partners, we can ensure that all dollars donated during our retail scan campaign will have a significant impact right in our local communities.”

The SpartanNash Foundation has executed two previous retail scan campaigns to benefit Habitat for Humanity partners, raising nearly $250,000 in 2015 and 2016. Prior to the Spartan Stores-Nash Finch merger in November 2013, Spartan Stores conducted retail scans in its more than 90 Michigan stores to support local Habitat affiliates. Since 2006, more than $1.3 million has been raised to build hope and affordable housing for hardworking Habitat homebuyers.

Help us provide shelter in communities across Michigan by visiting your nearest SpartanNash retail store! The fundraising effort ends on February 19!