AMEN Food Pantry in Dickinson will partner with the SpartanNash Foundation during its retail scan campaign to provide hunger relief in the local community.
Between Oct. 24 and Nov. 4, store guests who visit the Dickinson Family Fare stores will have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any checkout lane, with 100 percent of dollars raised going directly to AMEN Food Pantry.
“AMEN is very grateful to Dickinson’s support of the pantry through community food drives and donations.” said Susie Kapelovitz, representative from the AMEN Food Pantry. “However, the pantry must purchase additional items, such as eggs and meat that are not donated during a food drive.”
The AMEN Food Pantry of Dickinson’s mission is to provide food and emergency services to needy families and individuals in collaboration with local churches and human resource agencies.
In addition to supporting their local food pantry, store guests who donate during the 12-day fundraising campaign will also receive four coupons for their favorite Our Family® brand products.
SpartanNash -- which owns the Dickinson Family Fare stores located at 302 1st Street East and 1283 Roughrider Road -- underwrites the cost of the fundraising campaign so that all donations will benefit AMEN Food Pantry and families in need in the local community.
“One in 6 people struggle with hunger, and as little as $1 can provide up to four meals for those in need through AMEN Food Pantry,” said Meredith Gremel, SpartanNash vice president of corporate affairs and communications and executive director of the SpartanNash Foundation. “Each of our corporate-owned stores has hand-selected a partner pantry, so that we can work together to provide hunger relief in the communities where SpartanNash associates live and work.”
In 2017, $259,150 was granted to more than 100 local food pantry partners through the SpartanNash Foundation’s retail scan campaign to provide hunger relief.
SpartanNash also donated 5.4 million pounds of product to community food pantries and local nonprofits through its corporate retail locations and distribution centers last year, in addition to financial support through the SpartanNash Foundation.
The hunger scan is the fourth scan campaign the SpartanNash Foundation will execute in 2018. To date, $773,200 has been raised through the generosity of store guests and funds contributed by SpartanNash and the SpartanNash Foundation, benefitting local Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and patriotic partners.