SpartanNash, Family Fare team up with store guests

Published 9:14 am Friday, February 8, 2019

CASS COUNTY — Habitat for Humanity of Cass County recently announced that it will partner with the SpartanNash Foundation during its retail scan campaign to help build hope and affordable housing in the local community.

Between Feb. 6 and 17, store guests who visit Family Fare Supermarkets in Cass County will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised going to Habitat for Humanity of Cass County.

“This is a great opportunity for the people of Cass County to learn about Habitat for Humanity and to help families obtain affordable housing,” said a representative from Habitat for Humanity of Cass County. 

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope, representatives said.

In total, more than 50 local Habitats in eight states will receive monetary support thanks to the SpartanNash Foundation scan to build hope and affordable housing, with many SpartanNash stores teaming up to support the same Habitat in their area.

Since 2006, SpartanNash and the company’s Foundation have raised nearly $1.7 million to build hope and affordable housing for Habitat for Humanity homebuyers.

SpartanNash – which owns the Family Fare Supermarkets supporting the local Habitat – underwrites the cost of the fundraising campaign so that all donations will have a significant impact in the local community where it was raised. SpartanNash also provides financial support, and many company associates volunteer at Habitat builds throughout the year.

“The SpartanNash Foundation supports 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 Habitats, and, together with our store guests and associates, we are excited to continue to support their efforts in our local communities in 2019.”

In 2018, the SpartanNash Foundation scan campaign raised $176,700 on behalf of local Habitat partners — equivalent to more than 350 landscaped backyards where children can safely play, 175 education classes for homebuyers regarding financial stability and saving, 115 accessibility ramps to eliminate barriers, or 35 kitchen projects for families to gather and create memories around the table.

SpartanNash is the fifth largest food distributor in the United States and has more than 125 corporate-owned stores in eight states participating in the companywide retail scan campaign.