The Harding’s Market & Pepsi Special Olympics Annual Golf Outing celebrates the spirit of Special Olympics and raises over 50% of the operating budget for Special Olympics in Kalamazoo County. Harding’s is grateful for our partnership with Pepsi and proud to host this great event. The 2018 Golf Outing raised over $30,000. Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, participants and donations. Together, We Make A Difference.
We are Proud to Partner With Great Lakes Center for the Research and Treatment of Autism. Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research, offers a variety of important programs and services to meet the needs of children with autism and their families. From diagnosis evaluation, where they provide diagnostic evaluations for individuals, to outpatient services where they provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA treatment) through early intervention and adolescent center-based services. For more information about the autism treatment services we provide visit the GLCATR website.
DIETZ & WATSON
We are proud to be a partner with Dietz & Watson during the 2017 Families Helping Families event to raise money benefiting Special Olympics Michigan. For every pound of Dietz & Watson Deli meat purchased at Harding’s Delis November 13-December 10, Dietz & Watson donated money to Special Olympics. A check was presented for $500 to Mike VanderLind, Director of Operations, at Harding’s West Main in Kalamazoo. Thank you Dietz & Watson and Thank You to all of our customers who purchased Dietz & Watson products! Together, we make a difference!
Simek’s is committed to making mealtime easier while helping those in need. Specializing in fully cooked meatballs and all natural lasagna, SIMEK’S provides quality frozen food products consumers are proud to serve their family. Through their Mealtime With A Cause™ initiative, a portion of all proceeds are donated to help feed those in need. Effective October 1, 2017, they will donate a meal to a local Food Bank in our community for every Simek’s product purchased! SIMEK’S is a family owned organization and is also certified as a woman owned company through WBENC. Based in Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, it has been a fan-favorite food label since 1972. For more information, visit www.simeks.com
The Walther Farms Foundation Paw Packs Program – provides 360 children in Three Rivers, MI with supplemental weekend food assistance. Children receive backpacks every Friday filled with nutritional and easy to use food items, as well as coupons throughout the year to purchase staples at Harding’s Three Rivers for food basics. For more information visit Walther Farms .
Vande Bunte Eggs, a family owned and operated Michigan egg producer, supplies farm-fresh eggs to Harding’s. Their eggs are laid by hens on their own farm and each egg is packed within 24 hours of being laid. They are Egg Producers Certified which means they care about the welfare of their hens and follow responsible production methods. For more information visit Vande Bunte Eggs .
“In response to animal welfare concerns, Harding’s currently offers Cage Free Eggs in our stores and plans to transition to selling 100% Cage Free Eggs by 2025 based on available supply from our distribution partners, affordability and customer demand.”
TOGETHER, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
CONGRATULATIONS RYLEIGH VANDUINE!
The Harding and Hill Scholarship Committee is honored to award $2500.00 to Ryleigh VanDuine in 2017. Ryleigh is a graduate of Wayland Union Schools and has just completed her third year of higher education. She is currently at Davenport University, where she is enrolled in the nursing program. Her ambition is to work in the field of pediatric oncology – and she’s well on her way!
Ryleigh is the daughter of long-time Wayland employee Roberta (Bobbi) VanDuine (in photo with Ryleigh and owner, Dan Hill). Ryleigh also worked at the Wayland store while attending high school. Since then, in addition to attending college fulltime, Ryleigh has amassed an impressive resume of places she’s worked, trained, and volunteered at. Up until very recently she was employed as an ICU nurse technician at Spectrum Health, and is now in the oncology/hematology unit at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
We are thrilled to present Ryleigh with this hard-earned award. Congratulations for being chosen the 2017 scholarship winner – we know this scholarship is just one of many future achievements!
Hartford Harding’s owner, Bonna Vanderlyn, continues to give back to the community of Hartford where she and husband Art owned and managed Harding’s Friendly Market since 1963.
Preserving the Vanderlyn legacy of hometown values and friendly service and gratitude for the town that supported her and Art’s remarkable success as business owners, the Vanderlyn Estate will donate the funds necessary to update and re-purpose the Red Arrow School, which dates back to 1960, creating the Vanderlyn Community Center. The million dollars for the Vanderlyn Community Center is just one of many philanthropic gifts Bonna has given her beloved town of Hartford through the years. Together we make a difference.
~Tri-City Record May 4, 2017
2016 Harding & Hill Scholarship Winner!
This year the Harding and Hill Scholarship Committee awarded $2500.00 to Lexie Rivard. Lexie is a graduate of Portage Northern High School and has just completed her first year of higher education at Ferris State University, where she is enrolled in the dental hygiene program. Her ambition is to enroll in dental school and one day serve the community as a pediatric dentist.
Lexie is the daughter of Chris Rivard, our long-time grocery manager at the Marketplace store on West Main. Lexie has shown discipline and dedication by maintaining her status as an honor roll student, while simultaneously recognized as an accomplished all-state lacrosse player and working as an intern for a dentist office, the latter completed even before graduating from high school.
We are honored to present Lexie with this well deserved award. Congratulations for being chosen the 2016 scholarship winner – we hope this scholarship is just one of many future achievements!
Dan Hill, Lexie Rivard, Chris Rivard