LOWELL SPINNERS AND HANNAFORD TO HOST FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT MERRIMACK VALLEY FOOD BANK

Fans who bring a non-perishable food item to the game on July 29 will receive a voucher for a  free game ticket

LOWELL, Mass. – Hannaford Supermarkets and the Lowell Spinners will team up to support hunger relief efforts during “Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Night” during the home game against Batavia at LeLacheur Park on Friday, July 29.

Fans who bring a non-perishable food item to the game will receive one ticket voucher redeemable for another Spinners home game during the 2016 season. All items will be donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

“Hannaford is committed to fighting hunger within the communities we serve and we are honored to partner with the Lowell Spinners on this initiative,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre. “We encourage baseball fans to join us for a night of action on the field while supporting the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.”

“The Lowell Spinners and Hannaford Supermarkets have had a great partnership over the years,” said Justin Williams, Assistant General Manager for the Lowell Spinners. “It has been fantastic to put together a promotion to benefit the Merrimack Valley Food Bank and support our local community.”

The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is a community-supported non-profit organization that provides nutritious food for up to 70,000 people monthly in over 40 communities, through area food pantries, shelters, meal programs, senior centers and schools.  The organization is one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serve food pantries, shelters and meal programs that in turn serve individuals and families.

“The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, and Hannaford has been a valuable partner in our battle against hunger during those years,” said Amy Pessia, Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. “We also celebrate our collaboration with the Lowell Spinners, and appreciate the support their fans provide throughout the year.”

The Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger 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.

 

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