Funding to support continued operation of Healthy Habits program
Marlborough, MA – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced a $7,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. The donation is designed to further the non-profit organization’s efforts to encourage local children and youth to embrace health and wellness.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest will utilize the funding to support the continued operation of the Healthy Habits program, which teaches children how proper nutrition, exercise and positive relationships contribute to a healthy lifestyle. The program is designed to equip youth with the skills required to adopt healthy habits through fun and engaging learning activities.
“Children who understand the value of good nutrition and exercise habits often grow into healthy and active adults,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre. “Hannaford is thrilled to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest with this donation, which will assist the Club in instilling lifelong healthy habits in our community’s local youth.”
“We are very appreciative of Hannaford’s wonderful support,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest President & CEO Fran Hurley. “This generous donation will allow us to continue to teach our members about the value and importance of creating healthy habits.”
The donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest is one component of a $500,000 commitment by Hannaford to child nutrition throughout New England and New York. Half of those dollars are being raised through the all-new Hannaford Chef’s Table program, with a financial match of $250,000 from Hannaford.
The Chef’s Table is a partnership between Hannaford and four local chefs who maintain the same passion for building community and helping home cooks make fresh, affordable meals. The program features affordable recipes using quality and fresh ingredients created by the participating chefs in local Hannaford stores. Shoppers who purchase participating recipe products will contribute toward a donation from Hannaford to child nutrition efforts.
The Hannaford Chef’s Table includes Kerry Altiero, owner of Café Miranda in Rockland, ME; Kathy Gunst, food journalist and cookbook author based in NH; Ric Orlando, owner of New World Bistro Bar in Albany, NY; and David Turin, owner of David’s and David’s Opus 10 in Portland, ME, as well as David’s 388 in South Portland, ME.
Hannaford maintains a steadfast commitment to hunger relief. In 2017, Hannaford donated the equivalent of 20 million meals directly from stores to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
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.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest
The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest serves over 3,200 children and youth each year with a low membership fee of only $25 per child, which makes it one of the largest and most affordable Boys & Girls Club organizations in Massachusetts. 2018 marks our 74th year of providing quality out-of-school programming for the children and youth of greater Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. Great Futures Start Here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. Visit us online at www.bgcmetrowest.org.