FARGO, N.D. – From aggressive efforts collecting donations from customers at Family Fare Supermarket locations in Fargo-Moorhead and West Fargo, the SpartanNash Foundation has presented the Great Plains Food Bank with a check for $8,200 that will go to supply 24,600 meals to help feed hungry individuals throughout North Dakota and Clay County, Minn.
The campaign ran from August 30 through September 10 and 100 percent of dollars raise will go directly to providing much needed food assistance. Family Fare Supermarket customers had the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 during the 12 days of the campaign.
“The SpartanNash Foundation and Family Fare have been incredible community partners sharing in our mission of ending hunger,” Great Plains Food Bank CEO Steve Sellent said. “As we approach the holiday season, these donations become even more critical in helping to assure there will be food assistance available for all that need it. We thank the SpartanNash Foundation, Family Fare and their generous customers for their continued support.”
“Just $1 can provide as many as three meals to those in our community struggling with food insecurity,” 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 in our local communities, and through the generosity of our store guests and associates, our donations will provide over 1 million meals through our partner food banks in eight states.”
Through the campaign and other similar campaigns, the SpartanNash Foundation has now donated over $22,000 to the Great Plains Food Bank in the last two years.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
The Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 215 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank and its partners have distributed food for more than 133 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.
About the SpartanNash Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed in 2013 following the merger of the Nash Finch Company and Spartan Stores. It represents the best of the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation. The SpartanNash Foundation is the charitable giving arm of SpartanNash and is focused on providing grants to non-profit community partners who are working to end hunger, provide shelter and support our military heroes. To learn more about the SpartanNash Foundation, visit spartannash.com/foundation.
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 149 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, VG’s Food and Pharmacy, D&W Fresh Market, SunMart and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.