Scarborough, ME—Hannaford Supermarkets announced today its commitment to donate $250,000 to support area foodbanks that are experiencing increasing and unprecedented demand during the widening of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The monies will be distributed to foodbanks in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and New York.
Additionally, Hannaford is kicking off a register and store kiosk donation program at all Hannaford grocery stores that will make it easy for customers to donate toward hunger relief. Customers can donate to their community’s local food bank at the register with a $5 or $10 donation or with a cash donation at a kiosk at the front of the store. (For a list of recipients for the donation and the register donation program please see the end of the press release.)
“During these times of uncertainty, it’s important that we all pull together to help one another,” said Hannaford President Mike Vail. “Hannaford has a long tradition of nourishing communities and this donation is just one way that we can help extend that care to those who need it the most.”
For those who prefer to make a donation directly to the foodbank, please see the links below.
Maine: Good Shepherd Food Bank, $100,000; New Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank, $50,000; Massachusetts: Worcester County Food Bank, $10,000; Greater Boston Foodbank, $5,000; Valley Food Bank, $5,000
Vermont: Vermont Food Bank, $25,000; New York: Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York, $50,000; Food Bank Central New York, $5,000.
Customer Register and Kiosk Donation Recipients:
Maine: Good Shepherd Food Bank; New Hampshire: New Hampshire Food Bank; Massachusetts: Worcester County Food Bank; Vermont: Vermont Food Bank; New York: Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York.
Websites for donations:
Good Shepherd Food Bank: https://www.gsfb.org/covid-19-partner-agency-updates/
New Hampshire Food Bank: https://www.nhfoodbank.org/COVID-19/
Worcester County Food Bank: https://foodbank.org/2020/03/covid-19-updates/
Merrimack Valley Food Bank: https://mvfb.org/home/merrimack-valley-food-bank-response-to-covid-19/
Vermont Food Bank: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/2020/03/covid-19-update.html
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York: https://regionalfoodbank.net/food-bank-memo-regarding-covid-19/
Food Bank of Central New York: https://www.foodbankcny.org/our-programs/corona