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Twelfth annual ‘Food for Families’ drive a success
June 18, 2012 Grand Rapids, Michigan - Spartan Stores is pleased to announce through its neighborhood stores that the twelfth annual “Food for Families” drive, running June 11-18, 2012, was a success.
In partnership with All County Churches Emergency Support System (ACCESS) and WZZM 13, Spartan Stores holds the drive annually with the goal of collecting and distributing non-perishable food items through the greater West Michigan area. Community members were encouraged to donate non-perishable grocery items at their local participating West Michigan Spartan stores.
“From store directors to the cashiers at the checkout counter, and the associates who stock our grocery store shelves - Spartan Stores wants to do what we can to help families in need throughout West Michigan,” said Jeanne Norcross, vice president corporate affairs, Spartan Stores.
Over the past twelve years, the Food for Families drive has collected and distributed over 3.5 million pounds of non-perishable food items in the West Michigan area. This year’s goal was to collect 200,000 pounds, keeping in mind that an astonishing 230,000 pounds was collected in 2011, the previous year.
A “Supermarket Sweep” was held on June 14, 2012 at 11 a.m., at the Gaines Township Family Fare in Grand Rapids, Mich. Teams from Town Square Media, TV13, Country Fresh, Rhoades McKee and ACCESS had five minutes to go buy a shopping list of over 60 items.
About Spartan Stores
Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spartan Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPTN) is the nation's tenth largest grocery distributor with 1.4 million square feet of warehouse, distribution, and office space located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Company distributes more than 40,000 private and national brand products to approximately 375 independent grocery locations in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, and to our 97 corporate owned stores located in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen's Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, VG's Food and Pharmacy, and Valu Land.