A grocery store chain based in west Michigan broke a world record while giving back to its community in a big way. A group of 24 interns and a handful of employees at SpartanNash built the world's largest word made of packaged food in July 2022, using 5,791 items, according to Guinness World Records in a press release announcing the win on Wednesday.\u00a0 They spelled out SpartanNash using things like canned corn, fruit cocktail and boxed pasta. The record-breaking word laid out in the parking lot of the company's Grand Rapids headquarters measured 150 feet long and 16 feet deep, Guinness World Records said in the release. The organization added that a Guinness World Records adjudicator was on-site to verify the world record attempt. "It was amazing to see all of the work that went into developing a cohesive plan in order to break the record," Medina Vila, intern at SpartanNash, said in the release. "Each and every person that assisted played an important role in ensuring the success of this project. We did more than just break a record \u2014 we developed organizational and communication skills while also becoming world record breakers." After achieving the world record, the company donated all the products used in the attempt to a local nonprofit called Buist Community Assistance Center. The nonprofit, which volunteers largely run, provides food, clothing and personal care products to its community members in need.\u00a0 "This was an incredible opportunity for the SpartanNash interns to get experience coordinating on a big goal as a team," Andy Clausen, vice president of national accounts for SpartanNash, said in the release. "We planned this to allow for our interns to have something that sets them apart \u2014 not many people have a Guinness World Records title on their resume." According to Guinness World Records, the record to beat was a word consisting of 1,111 products, but the SpartanNash team\u2019s first letter alone had more than that number of pieces. The previous record was achieved by Freefrom Foods International Association in Hong Kong, China in\u00a02018.\u00a0 "The interns came together to create solutions, have fun and serve our community \u2014 a great example of our core behaviors in action," Clausen added in the release.