A Message for Our Community Regarding COVID-19
For over 75 years, Harding’s has worked hard to earn your trust and business. We are committed to the well-being of everyone in our communities and thank you for your continued trust during this time of uncertainty. We are fully engaged with our vendor partners to secure the products you need to take care of your families. Working with safety experts, local partners and national suppliers, our plan is to ensure a clean shopping environment.
To Help Ensure Safety for Our Customers and Employees
We are reinforcing our policy to clean and sanitize all departments in our stores with increased frequency throughout the day (including restrooms, employee breakrooms and eating areas). Health Reports are being actively monitored and we will react according to any new mandates as they arise.
We are reinforcing that our employees stay home if they are not feeling well. We are encouraging our employees and customers to continue following the CDC’s suggested hygiene practices and Harding’s standard operating procedures. We recommend everyone to review the CDC guidelines.
Products in Our Stores
We are working tirelessly to get high demand products that continue to be in short supply back onto our shelves. In fairness to all our customers, we have authorized our Store Directors to manage inventory by limiting sales quantities on high demand items as necessary.
We will continue to uphold our dedication to quality products and safe practices. We are all in this together and we will support you and the community as we have done through the decades.
We appreciate your patience and loyalty and thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
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. Despite the restrictions of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Golf Outing raised over $20,000. 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.
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