SpartanNash Helping its Neighbors in Flint, Michigan
Customers at all 91 Michigan D&W, Family Fare, VG's, ValuLand and Forest Hills Foods stores and Fuel Centers will have the opportunity to make a cash register donation of $2.99 toward a 24-pack case of Spartan brand bottled water.
PRESS RELEASE Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 25, 2016 — SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is helping its neighbors in Flint, Michigan by providing safe drinking water.
Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, and ending Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, customers at all 91 Michigan D&W, Family Fare, VG’s, ValuLand and Forest Hills Foods stores and Fuel Centers will have the opportunity to make a cash register donation of $2.99 toward a 24-pack case of Spartan® brand bottled water. SpartanNash associates also pitching in and donating at the company’s Michigan headquarters.
SpartanNash will apply 100 percent of the proceeds toward the water donations and deliver the water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan (located at 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI). The Food Bank will distribute the water to Flint residents with the help of their community partners.
“We have been working since last fall to help our neighbors in Flint,” said Meredith Gremel, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, SpartanNash. “Michiganders take pride in their state and watch out for each other. We have had customers and associates asking us how they can help and send water with our donations. With the scan, we make it easy and even do the heavy lifting — we also deliver as needed to facilitate distribution for our community partners.”