Starting this week, shoppers can round up their purchase at checkout or donate $1, $5, or $10 to the cause. Contributions are accepted in-store and online through the company’s website. Expressway e-commerce channel. According to SpartanNash, 100% of all funds raised will go directly to Special Olympics partners.
After the campaign ends, donations will be split among participating states across the retailer’s footprint in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Over 38 years with the non-profit organization, SpartanNash has donated more than $9.7 million to Special Olympics. In addition to donating money, company team members have contributed thousands of volunteer hours.
SpartanNash employees will also be participating in the games this summer. More than 25 Special Olympics athletes currently work for the company.
“We are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Special Olympics and look forward to celebrating the athletes in person this year at the Summer Games,” said Adrienne Chance, SpartanNash Senior Vice President of Communications and Executive Director. of the SpartanNash Foundation. “We are also proud to recognize our talented associate athletes who have been training for this competition for many months while continuing to work hard to serve our in-store customers.”
Tim Hileman, President and CEO of Special Olympics Michigan, shared his gratitude for the longstanding support of SpartanNash and its customers. “Now is an exciting time for Special Olympics Michigan as our athletes return to the Summer Games and celebrate together,” he remarked. “It’s our job to make sure they’re armed with the tools they need to succeed, not just to compete, but to inspire, lead by example and demonstrate the power that a unified lifestyle can have. on all of us to reach our full potential.It’s the relationships with friends in companies like SpartanNash that keep our athletes moving forward by spreading a message of hope and inclusion.
SPartanNashThe principal businesses of include the distribution of grocery products to independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and US military commissars and exchanges, as well as the distribution of fresh produce and the processing of fresh food. #39 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer’s 2021 List of leading food and consumables retailers in North America, the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company serves customer sites in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and in Djibouti. SpartanNash also operates 146 supermarkets and employs 19,000 associates.