17th annual Hannaford Helps Schools campaign raised $640,000 for more than 1,500 local schools

Scarborough, Maine, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hannaford Supermarkets today (May 9, 2017) announced that the 17th annual Hannaford Helps Schools campaign has raised $640,000 for local schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

More than 1,500 schools received funds that they can use to support their educational program — field trips, supplies, activities, or new playground equipment. Customers make the Hannaford donations possible when they purchase eligible products. Schools from kindergarten to grade 12 can participate.

“These funds make a big difference in extending the local budget so teachers and schools can provide a different kind of learning opportunity or do something extra for students,” said Hannaford Spokesman Eric Blom.

The top recipients in each state are:
Maine: Mabel I. Wilson School, Cumberland — $2,683
Massachusetts: Taunton High School, Taunton — $2,113
New Hampshire: Alton Central School, Alton — $2,314
New York: Duanesburg Middle School, Delanson — $2,914
Vermont: Milton Elementary School, Milton — $2,566

Customers earned $3 for their local school when they purchased four participating products.  The program generated $441,894 in these donations, and the top-raising school at each store received $1,000 bonus checks from Hannaford.  Overall, the program contributed $640,894 to local education this year.

Since its inception, Hannaford Helps Schools has raised $10.3 million for schools in New England and New York.

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 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

Contact:
Eric Blom
207-885-3132

Source: Hannaford Supermarkets