FARGO, N.D. – The SpartanNash Foundation has made another commitment to the fight to end hunger with a generous $6,750 donation to the Great Plains Food Bank through their annual scan campaign. The campaign ran in October and November at Family Fare locations in Fargo and West Fargo and raised enough to provide 20,250 meals to those in need.
“The SpartanNash Foundation including Family Fare stores and all of its customers continue to display an amazing commitment to our mission and our work of ending hunger in our region,” Great Plains Food Bank President Melissa Sobolik said. “If we are truly to end hunger throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota, these types of partnerships are crucial to our mission. We thank SpartanNash, Family Fare stores and all its customers for this generous gift that will mean fewer children, seniors and families will be going hungry.”
Consistent contributors to the fight to end hunger, the SpartanNash Foundation has donated $35,750 to the Great Plains Food Bank through the campaign since 2015. That is enough to provide 107,250 meals to help feed those in need.
“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, and we are proud to join with our store guests to support local food banks and food pantries like the Great Plains Food Bank and the work they do in our local communities.”
In total, this year the SpartanNash Foundation’s scan campaign raised more than $271,000 to benefit more than 100 food pantries and food banks across the nation. The donation is in addition to work being done by SpartanNash daily donating surplus food product to hunger-relief organizations nationwide including the Great Plains Food Bank.
About the Great Plains Food Bank
Now it its 37th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 213 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, through its partners and programs, have distributed more than 175 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 and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.
About the SpartanNash Foundation
The SpartanNash Foundation was formed in 2015 and is the charitable giving arm of SpartanNash. It is focused on providing financial support to nonprofit partners who align with its mission to end hunger, provide shelter and support our military heroes. With a combined total legacy of more than 100 years, the SpartanNash Foundation represents the best of its predecessors, the NFC Foundation and the Spartan Stores Foundation. The SpartanNash Foundation is a Michigan nonprofit corporation and is tax exempt under IRC 501(c)3. It is a non-operating private foundation. 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 a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as premier fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 156 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery and Dan’s Supermarket. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.