3/27/17 – Hannaford Delivers $30,550 Food Donation to NH Food Bank

Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger program delivers tractor trailer load of food 

Manchester – As part of the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger program, the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, received a donation of $30,550 from Hannaford today. The donation totaled 53,588 pounds of shelf stable items, including peanut butter, canned vegetables, pasta and oatmeal. The Buy One, Give One promotion that triggered this company donation is a component of Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger, a partnership between the supermarket and its customers, aimed at providing food and monetary donations to local pantries and regional food banks. Food and monetary donations collected at Hannaford’s stores throughout the state are distributed to the agencies that feed the one in nine men, women and children in need throughout New Hampshire.

“Hannaford Supermarkets is committed to working throughout the year with organizations like the New Hampshire Food Bank to make sure all New Hampshire residents who are at risk of going hungry have access to the nutritious food they need,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “We are proud that this donation of 2,200 cases of food will provide thousands of meals to those in need.”

“We are truly grateful for this continued support and partnership with Hannaford Supermarkets,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “This donation comes at a challenging time of year for many of the people we serve across the state. During the winter, people are often faced with difficult decisions to choose between buying food and paying for heat, purchasing warm clothing for their families or paying the rent. This donation will help ease the burden for many families in New Hampshire.”

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Photo Caption: Hannaford delivered more than $30,550 in a food donation to the New Hampshire Food Bank today as part of its Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger program. The program is a partnership between the supermarket and its customers designed to provide food and monetary donations to local pantries and regional food banks. Pictured here, from left to right, Paul Maille of Hannaford, Nancy Mellitt of the New Hampshire Food Bank, Kevin Michaud, Hannaford store manager, Bruce Wilson of the New Hampshire Food Bank, Suzanne Riel, Hannaford store manager, John Fifield of Hannaford, Mylan Stoddard of Hannaford, and Carl Provencher of Hannaford.

About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984.  The New Hampshire Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for food distribution.  In 2016, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed nearly 13 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Contact Information:
Nancy Mellitt
New Hampshire Food Bank
603.669.9725 x129
nmellitt@nhfoodbank.org