Hannaford’s Help Fight Hunger Campaign raises $1.3M For Local Pantries and Food Banks

Scarborough, Maine, 2017-Mar-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hannaford Supermarkets today (03/15/2017) 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.

strong>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.

Contact:
Eric Blom
207-885-3132

Source: Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Campaign donates $1.19 million in cash and products to hunger-relief organizations in the Northeast

Scarborough, Maine, 2016-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hannaford Supermarkets recently donated 4,000 cases of food to hunger-relief organizations in the Northeast, the final installment of $1.19 million in cash and product donated to food banks, pantries and meal programs through the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Campaign.

The donations come at a time of year when food donations typically are in a lull, and were generated during a program held during the 2015 holiday season. Hannaford helps Fight Hunger has raised $6.5 million since it began in 2008.

“Hannaford is proud to partner with our customers in helping to provide nutritious food to our neighbors who are struggling financially,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman.  “By working together, we can make sure that no one in our community need go hungry.”

The Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Campaign had three parts:

• Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Boxes: Customers purchased boxes of food staples for $10 and chose whether to have the box delivered to the local pantry or donated it personally.
• Register Donation: Customers donated money to their state food bank, in $5 increments, at the register.
• Buy One, Give One: Hannaford donated specific products identical to those items purchased by customers during a four-week period.

Each Hannaford store determined what local food pantries to support. Stores competed with one another to encourage donations, and those supermarkets with the highest level of giving receive additional cash donations from Hannaford to be contributed locally.

The annual Campaign is an extension of the work that local Hannaford stores and distribution centers engage in daily. Hannaford donated more than 20 million pounds of rescued food to Northeast hunger relief in 2015.

About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 189 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.

Contact:

Eric Blom
207-885-3132

Source: Hannaford