Program to help feed hungry launched
Nov. 10, 2016
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger last year raised more than $1 million toward hunger relief
For Immediate Release:
November 10, 2016
Hannaford launches 2016 program to help feed hungry
SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced the 2016 launch of Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger, a charitable campaign focused on helping feed individuals who do not have access to enough nutritious food.
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger is a partnership between the supermarket and its customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York to provide food and monetary donations to local pantries and regional food banks. Donations benefit the nearly one in seven Americans – 42.2 million people -- who do not have access to all the nutritious food they need.
Last year, Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger generated enough food and cash donations to purchase 679,000 meals for individuals at risk of going hungry in the Northeast.
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger has three parts:
• Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Boxes: Customers purchase a box of food staples for $10, and choose whether to have the box delivered to the local pantry or to donate it personally. With every box purchased, customers receive a coupon book containing $21 in coupons.
• Register Donation: Throughout the month of December, customers may donate money to a local food pantry, in $5 increments, right at the register. Donors will receive a coupon book containing $21 in coupons.
• Buy One, Give One: For four weeks, starting Nov. 20 customers can trigger Hannaford donations to food banks by purchasing a particular product on specific days. For each item purchased, Hannaford will donate an identical product to the state or regional food bank.
Since 2008, Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger has contributed a total of more than $7.7 million in food, customer cash gifts and Hannaford cash donations to local food pantries and food banks.
About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 179 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.