To celebrate Earth Week and highlight its commitment to corporate responsibility, SpartanNash today announced its slate of Earth-friendly initiatives taking place company wide April 16-23.
“At SpartanNash, we love Earth Week, because it allows us to engage and educate our associates, store guests and communities while celebrating and promoting environmental stewardship,” said Meredith Gremel, vice president of corporate affairs and communications.
For the eighth consecutive year, SpartanNash is teaming up with Goodwill Industries partners to hold Earth Week donation drives for customers and associates. In total, SpartanNash is partnering with 19 Goodwill organizations across 15 states.
Working with Goodwill organizations in Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin, customers who bring in donations to any participating Goodwill store on Saturday, April 21 or Sunday, April 22 will receive a coupon book.
The book includes coupons for organic milk and cleaning products – as well as a coupon for $10 off a $25 or more purchase, redeemable at Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Econofoods, Family Fresh Market or any of SpartanNash’s more than 140 corporate-owned stores.
Participating Goodwill locations can be found at spartannash.com/earth-week.
Since 2011, SpartanNash associates and store guests have diverted more than 211,500 pounds of materials from landfills, and Goodwill has converted these donations into 45,355 hours of workforce development training for people in their local communities.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Goodwill and challenge our associates and store guests to do some spring cleaning for a good cause,” Gremel said. “By donating clothing, electronics and household items to Goodwill, we can reduce landfill waste, promote reuse of products and create jobs through Goodwill’s job training programs. We also take this opportunity to raise awareness for the need to recycle, reuse and reinvest in workforce development training.”
SpartanNash’s distribution centers in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas; along with the company’s four service centers in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; and Norfolk, Va. are also partnering with Goodwill organizations to host onsite donation drives as a part of Earth Week programs designed for SpartanNash associates.
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 350 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Italy, Bahrain, Djibouti and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 142 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
About Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives and communities through the power of work. Since 1966, the organization has offered a wide range of employment and training programs to assist those with disabilities and other barriers to employment in developing their marketable skills in order to find meaningful employment. Its efforts are supported by revenue from its 20 retail stores in a five-county area, as well as from monetary donations. For more information, visit www.goodwillgr.org.