Donation to help food banks meet increased need resulting from partial government shutdown
Scarborough, ME – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced a $50,000 donation to its Feeding America food bank partners throughout New England and New York. The donation will be used to meet an increased need in communities due to the impact of the partial federal government shutdown.
Hannaford stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York will also feature kiosks where shoppers can make monetary donations to hunger relief agencies in their local community.
Additionally, there will be signage on display in each Hannaford store identifying local community resources, such as food banks and pantries, available to those requiring assistance.
“Hannaford is committed to supporting hunger relief efforts. Following discussions with our Feeding America food bank partners and agencies across the five states we serve, we have become aware of a recent increased need for support,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “We hope this donation will help aid those requiring assistance as a result of the partial federal government shutdown.”
Last year, Hannaford donated 26 million pounds of food to local food pantries and food banks.
The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States. For more information about Feeding America, visit www.FeedingAmerica.org.
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.