Todd Boughton, the new store manager at Family Fare in Vicksburg, is shown presenting a check for $2,200 from the SpartanNash Foundation to Drew Johnson, the emergency assistance coordinator for families in need served by South County Community Services.
The money was raised from donations by customers who visit the Vicksburg supermarket. They have the opportunity to donate $1, $5 or $10 at any check-out lane. All of the of the proceeds benefit the South County Community Services Pantry which is open Monday through Thursday.
Throughout the year, SpartanNash, Family Fare’s parent company, underwrites company-wide scan campaigns in partnership with the SpartanNash Foundation. The scan supports the goal of ending hunger in their communities. Each of SpartanNash’s more than 160 corporate-owned stores is partnering with a nearby food pantry serving communities in nine states.
“South County is excited to again work with Vicksburg Family Fare to help families provide adequate and nutritious food to their families as they strive to meet other basic needs,” Johnson said. South County families are fortunate to receive this support from SpartanNash. With the community’s generous support at these affordable donation levels, approximately a third of Vicksburg neighbors who are at risk for being food-insecure can benefit.
Boughton has been with the grocery store chain for 36 years and a store director for 16 years. His goal is to build rapport and good relationships with the communities that SpartanNash serves. His grandmother owned a grocery store and his mother worked for Felpausch. At the age of 17, he was asked to set up a store in Pennfield for Felpausch; he has been with the corporation ever since.