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SpartanNash Foundation launches companywide fundraising effort

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To support military heroes and their families and honor those who lost their lives defending our freedoms, the SpartanNash Foundation is launching its third companywide retail fundraising campaign of 2017. All funds raised during the retail scan campaign will be evenly split between Give an Hour™ and Honor and Remember®.

SpartanNash and its charitable giving arm, the SpartanNash Foundation, invite store guests to join them in supporting our military servicemembers, veterans and their families through the retail scan campaign, which runs June 28-July 9.

During the 12-day scan, store guests who visit any participating SpartanNash-owned retail store or fuel center in nine states will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane.

“As the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries throughout the world, SpartanNash sees firsthand the sacrifices our servicemen and women make to protect our freedoms every day,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications and the executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation are deeply committed to supporting our military heroes in the communities we serve, and through our partnership with Give an Hour and Honor and Remember, we can work with our store guests to raise awareness and funds for those who served and sacrificed.”

Give an Hour™
Give an Hour is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that develops national networks of volunteers to respond to acute needs within our society, beginning with the mental health needs of military servicemembers and their loved ones affected by their time of service. Give an Hour’s network of volunteers includes nearly 7,000 licensed mental health professionals across the nation, encompassing all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam. To date, Give an Hour providers have donated nearly 225,000 hours of free counselling and mental health services to military personnel, their loved ones and hometown communities affected by conflicts abroad.

In addition to pledging to “give an hour” of their time each week for direct counselling, Give an Hour’s network of volunteer professionals are working to reduce the culture of mental health by participating in and leading education, training and outreach efforts in schools, communities and military bases so that all in need are able to seek and receive the care they deserve.

“Give an Hour is extremely grateful for the opportunity to partner with the SpartanNash Foundation and their customers in our effort to better serve those who serve, their families and their communities,” said Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, president and founder of Give an Hour. “At Give an Hour, we are proud to offer free mental health care and support to all in need. Our critical services help families heal and can save the lives of those who feel hopeless. We are only able to provide this gift of skill and compassion because of the generosity of our volunteer mental health professionals and partners like SpartanNash, who step-up to support our organization.”

Consider donating if you shop at Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market or SunMart.

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