Miller Poultry & Spartan Stores Partner To Donate Chicken To Food Banks

Grand Rapids, Michigan Michigan area food pantries will be getting an early
Christmas present, thanks to Miller Poultry and D&W Fresh Market, VGs, Plumbs,
Toms and Olesons. Miller Poultry — based in Indiana and a supplier to D&W
Fresh Market, VGs, Plumbs, Toms and Olesons will be distributing 20,000
pounds of frozen chicken drumsticks to area food pantries on:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
8 am
D&W Fresh Market
3960 44th Street SW
Grandville, Michigan

4,000 pounds = ACCESS Food Bank of West Michigan and UCOM Food Bank

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
11 am
1663 West Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, Michigan

4,000 pounds = Mission for Area People, Gods Kitchen, Love, Inc. in Muskegon

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
4 pm
13940 West Bay Shopping Center
Traverse City, Michigan

4,000 pounds = Father Fred, Immaculate Conception-Food Pantry,
Leelanau Christian Neighbors, Acme Food Pantry

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
5 pm
3850 North Long Lake Road
Traverse City, Michigan

4,000 pounds = Food Rescue

Friday, December 18, 2009
11 am
18005 Silver Parkway
Fenton, Michigan

4,000 pounds = Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

The Miller Poultry truck will be unloading at each location. ACCESS Food Bank of
West Michigan, UCOM Food Bank, Mission for Area People, Gods Kitchen, Food
Rescue, Father Fred, Immaculate Conception-Food Pantry, Leelanau Christian
Neighbors, Acme Food Pantry and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will be receiving
product for distribution to needy families this holiday season.

According to Jeanne Norcross, Spartan Stores Vice President of Corporate
Affairs, this is exceptionally good news which comes at a most needed time.
This generous donation from Miller Poultry will serve 20,000 Michigan residents
this holiday season. In this tough economy with rising unemployment, there is an
increasing demand on the food pantries. We are proud and honored to partner with
Miller Poultry to assist with this distribution through our D&W Fresh Market,
VGs, Plumbs, Toms and Olesons locations. Miller Poultry has been supplying
our stores with fresh, all natural, hormone free chicken for the past few

Miller Poultry representative Len Neeb will be on hand to assist with the
distribution. Neeb note, Miller Poultrys goal has always been to provide the
freshest and healthiest chicken available to its customers, and making our
chicken available to those struggling through tough times this holiday is a true
gift to our company. Our locally home-grown chickens are fed a corn and
soy-based diet with no artificial ingredients or coloring, produced at our own
feed mill in New Paris, Indiana. Our farms are in a smaller regional area,
located within miles of our processing plant, so our carbon footprint is
minimized. We have chosen to partner with D&W Fresh Market, VGs, Plumbs, Toms
and Olesons because of our mutual commitment to improving the communities in
which we live and work.

About Miller Poultry

Miller Poultry s parent company, Pine Manor, Inc., was established in 1942 when
Milo and Annas Miller moved onto Pine Manor Farms, home of an upscale dairy farm
located in northern Indiana. It has been family owned ever since. In 1947, the
farm began raising and processing turkeys, and in 1974, began raising broiler
chickens. In 1992, Pine Manor bought Booth Poultry, and production increased to
16,000 chickens per week. Several renovations and technology upgrades, along
with the purchase of Martins Feed Mill, has brought the farm to its current
production level of 35,000 chickens per day. Miller Poultry prides itself on
monitoring all chicken feed to insure its customers the highest quality, pure
and natural chicken possible.

About Spartan Stores

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Spartan Stores, Inc., (Nasdaq: SPTN) is the
nations eleventh largest grocery distributor with warehouse facilities in Grand
Rapids and Plymouth, Michigan. The Company distributes more than 40,000
private-label and national brand products to approximately 350 independent
grocery stores in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Spartan Stores also owns and
operates 96 retail supermarkets in Michigan, including Family Fare Supermarkets,
Glen’s Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, Felpausch Food Centers and VG’s Food and

Photo Caption: In 2008 D&W Fresh Markets and Miller Poultry partnered to donate
8,400 pounds of chicken to area food pantries.

Photo Credit: Spartan Stores

Source: Spartan Stores