Scarborough, ME—Hannaford Supermarkets announced today its commitment to donate $250,000 to support area food banks that are experiencing increasing and unprecedented demand during the widening of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The monies will be distributed to food banks 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 located at the front of the store. (For a list of recipients for the donation and the register donation program please refer to the end of the press release.)

“During these times of uncertainty, it’s important that we all pull together to help one another,” said Mike Vail, President of Hannaford. “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 food bank, please see the links below.


Hannaford Commitment:

  • 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 Foodbank, $25,000
  • New York:
    • Regional Food Bank 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 Foodbank

New York: Regional Food Bank 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 Foodbank: 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/?_ga=2.61827372.102601224.1584711477-1910572227.1584711476


About Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 182 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 Hannaford.com.

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