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06/23/2022

SpartanNash Continues Support of Special Olympics

The latest donation is part of an ongoing effort spanning nearly 40 years to support the non-profit organization.
Greg Sleter
Associate Publisher/Executive Editor
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SpartanNash’s fundraising efforts in support of Special Olympics led to a recent donation of more than $240,000 to the non-profit organization. The company employs more than 25 Special Olympics athletes who have served their communities for a combined 195 years at SpartanNash grocery stores.

“Diversity and inclusion are foundational to the people first culture we are cultivating at SpartanNash, so we are proud to partner with Special Olympics,” said Adrienne Chance, SpartanNash senior vice president, communications and SpartanNash Foundation executive director. “SpartanNash Associates have enjoyed celebrating the athletes, and we are grateful for the additional support from our communities. These generous donations help enhance the athletes’ experience, teach lifelong skills, and create lasting memories.” 

Across eight states, guests at SpartanNash stores – including Family Fare, D&W Fresh Market and VG’s Grocery – raised funds in May through checkout transactions in store and online through Fast Lane. The SpartanNash Foundation rounded up the donation to $242,050. All funds raised go directly to local Special Olympics affiliates in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. 

The SpartanNash Foundation has donated more than $9.7 million and tens of thousands of volunteer hours throughout its 38-year partnership with the non-profit organization