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    Spartan Stores Launches Statewide Habitat For Humanity Fundraising Campaign

    Customers are urged to help the cause by purchasing Habitat for Humanity medallions.

    Spartan Stores this week unveiled its statewide Habitat for Humanity campaign with a goal of raising over $160,000, a 20 percent increase over last year's campaign goal.

    Customers have an opportunity to donate by purchasing a Habitat for Humanity medallion at D&W Fresh Markets, Family Fare, Felpausch and Glen's Markets locations. The medallions are located at all checkouts, including self-scan, and customers may donate $1, $5 or $10 to help build Habitat homes. Customers are able to write their name on the scan cards that will be displayed throughout the store.

    Working with Habitat to help address the need for affordable housing is paramount to Spartan's involvement in the project, noted company spokeswoman Jeanne Norcross. "Our financial backing -- along with our Spartan employees volunteering on the job site -- can build not only homes -- but hope -- for Habitat homebuyers. This temporary boost -- along with their zero percent interest mortgages -- is what makes dreams come true."

    Along with the scan campaign, Spartan associates have been involved with community events for Habitat for Humanity through volunteering to build Habitat homes. The fundraising campaign is characterized by the grocer a celebration of both companies' shared values: hard work, dedication and community service.

    The nation's 10th-largest grocery distributor, with warehouse facilities in Grand Rapids and Plymouth, Mich., Spartan Stores supplies approximately 350 independent grocery stores in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. It also owns and operates 100 retail supermarkets in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets, Glen's Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, Felpausch Food Centers and VG's Food and Pharmacy.

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