Foundation raises $40K for housing nonprofit


SpartanNash presents a $40,000 check to Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Photo via

The charitable arm of a locally based grocery store chain has given $40,000 to a housing nonprofit.

The SpartanNash Foundation donated the sum this spring to Habitat for Humanity of Kent County at a ceremony at Forest Hills Foods in Grand Rapids Township.

Byron Center-based SpartanNash’s grocery store locations collected the money via a “scan campaign” between Feb. 7 and Feb. 18. Customers were given the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 to Habitat for Humanity at checkout.

In West Michigan, participating locations included 13 Family Fare Supermarkets, five D&W Fresh Markets and Forest Hills Foods.

Nationwide, SpartanNash Foundation’s campaign raised $176,700 on behalf of more than 50 Habitat for Humanity offices in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Since 2006, SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation have raised nearly $1.7 million to support Habitat for Humanity county and state affiliates and their homebuyers.

All funds raised during the annual scan campaign go to local Habitat for Humanity offices. SpartanNash underwrites the cost to run the scan campaign, contributes funding and encourages associates to volunteer with local Habitat for Humanity partners.

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