Buehler’s was delighted to present St. James Episcopal Church with a check from the Our Family’s Direct Your Labels contest. The church donated their prize to the Viola Startzman Clinic. On hand at the ceremony were (from left to right) Jourdan Brown, Viola Startzman Clinic Dental Clinic Coordinator;  Father Evan Fischer, rector of St. James Episcopal; Nita Murray, Buehler’s Wooster Towne Market Service & Facilities Manager; Dr. Mark Gustafason, Viola Startzman Clinic Dental Director & Dentist; Geri Shie, Buehler’s Wooster Towne Market manager; Jaime Parsons, Executive Director at Viola Startzman Clinic.


Buehler’s Fresh Foods presented $500 to St. James Episcopal Church/Viola Startzman Clinic as part of Our Family® Direct Your Labels™ contest

Wooster, OH – As part of Buehler’s Fresh Foods commitment to giving back to its local communities, the grocery retail chain announced St. James Episcopal Church is the winner of $500 through the Our Family® Direct Your Labels™ contest. The church has chosen to forward the check to The Viola Startzman Clinic. Father Evan Fischer, rector of St. James Episcopal stated, “We are thankful to Our Family Direct your Labels program for their generous gift of $500 which has enabled St James to re-give the check to the Viola Startzman’s Dental Clinic and live further in our mission to reach out to those in need in our community.”

Viola Startzman’s Executive Director, Jaime Parsons, commented, “The Viola Startzman Dental Clinic is honored to receive this donation from St. James Episcopal Church, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, and Our Family. Each year, our clinic serves over 6,000 patients in need of dental care. Most have no dental insurance or cannot find a dentist who accepts Medicaid. With the generous support of our community, we are able to provide care valued at over $2 million dollars to these patients. This care keeps patients out of the emergency room, prevents them from missing school or work, and allows them to live healthy, happy lives. We are grateful for partners such as you for helping us meet these needs in our community.”

Direct Your Labels™ is a program offered through the Our Family brand, helping local schools and nonprofits earn money by buying Our Family products and saving the UPC barcodes from the cans, boxes, and bottles.

Held throughout August, the Direct Your Labels contest encouraged schools, faith-based and other community organizations to register to collect Our Family labels. Each organization that enrolled was entered to win one of 10 $500 prizes. All organizations previously participating in the program were also entered in the contest.

St. James Episcopal Church was selected as one of the $500 winners. Buehler’s Fresh Foods Towne Market Store Manager, Geri Shei, presented the prize to St. James Episcopal on Oct. 29, 2019. The presentation was held at Buehler’s Fresh Foods, located at 336 N. Market St., Wooster, OH.

With more than 2,000 high-quality, value-conscious items available through the Our Family brand – and more than 1,400 retail stores in 16 states that carry Our Family products, including Buehler’s Fresh Foods and other stores throughout Ohio – store guests can use the Direct Your Labels program to give back to their favorite nonprofit organizations with each trip they make to the grocery store.

More than $1.5 million have been raised for schools and nonprofit organizations since the program’s inception.

Supplied exclusively by SpartanNash, the Our Family brand has offered “Quality since 1904,” including a best-in-class, risk-free Satisfaction Plus Guarantee; Facts Up Front nutritional labeling; category-specific packaging; a community support program, Direct Your Labels™ and a commitment to cleaning up our ingredient profile through the Clean Ingredient Initiative. With a tradition of more than 100 years of excellence at an everyday low price, Our Family brings the next generation of quality and value to SpartanNash’s  retail stores and independent retail customers throughout the country.

For more information about the Direct Your Labels program, visit ourfamilyfoods.com/direct-your-labels.


About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to a diverse group of independent and chain retailers, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries and exchanges; as well as premier fresh produce distribution and fresh food processing. SpartanNash serves customer locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 160 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets, D&W Fresh Market, VG’s Grocery, Dan’s Supermarket and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.

About Buehler’s Fresh Foods

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is an employee-owned company (ESOP) and operates thirteen Buehler’s Fresh Foods supermarkets located in Wooster (2), Orrville, Wadsworth, Medina (2), Ashland, New Philadelphia, Dover, Jackson Township (Canton), Coshocton, Portage Lakes (Green) and Massillon, Ohio.

Buehler’s Fresh Foods is committed to environmentally responsible behavior, local sourcing of products, and supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information visit www.buehlers.com