Annual Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign concludes with delivery of food in five Northeast states.
For Immediate Release:
March 15, 2017
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger generates $1.3 million for local pantries and food banks
Scarborough, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced that it will soon deliver more than 11,500 cases of food to hunger relief organizations, as the final piece of its Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign. The program raised more than $1.3 in food and cash for local pantries and food banks.
The upcoming deliveries to food banks include more than 21,000 cans of vegetables, 7,000 boxes of oat cereal, 15,000 jars of peanut butter and 17,000 boxes of spaghetti. The donations take place at a time of year when many pantries and food banks see a dip in donations.
In addition to these donations, Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger generated $1 million in food staples for local pantries through the sale of "Fight Hunger" boxes filled with nutritious items and another $58,000 in cash donations. Hannaford also donated more than $100,000 to local food pantries, giving money to organizations in each of the communities served by Hannaford.
“Hannaford Supermarkets is committed to working throughout the year with local food pantries and food banks in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts to ensure all those who are at risk of going hungry have access to the nutritious food they need," said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. "We are proud that this donation of 11,558 cases of food will provide thousands of meals to those who are struggling financially."
The program took place during the 2016 holiday season. Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger holiday campaigns have raised more than $7.8 million in food and cash since it began in 2008.
About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com