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Hannaford Donation To Boost NE Warming Centers, Shelters

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From left to right: Melissa Roberge, Hannaford director of operations; Kyle Gray, South Burlington Hannaford store manager; Miro Weinberger, mayor of Burlington; John Michaelides, North Avenue Hannaford store manager; Marcella Gange, community development manager for the city of Burlington; Sarah Russell, special assistant to End Homelessness for the city of Burlington; and Mike Gonyaw, Dorset Street Hannaford store manager

As the chill of winter deepens, Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Supermarkets has donated $175,000 to warming centers and shelters across Maine, New York and Vermont.

The funding will help four organizations expand programs, sustain operations and provide essential resources and food.

“Hannaford is pleased to contribute $175,000 to provide direct support to organizations working to address the root causes of homelessness in our communities,” said Sherri Stevens, community relations manager. 

“We recognize the profound challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness, particularly during the harsh winter months, and we hope this contribution ensures individuals and families have a safe haven during difficult times.”

The funding was distributed as follows: 

  • The city of Burlington, Vermont, received $90,000 to support its new warming shelter, specifically with staffing, access to food, supplies for community outreach and medical care.
  • Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless in the Capital Region of New York was presented $50,000 to support its Community Connections daytime warming shelter in Albany, as well as Code Blue shelters in Gloversville and Albany.
  • A $20,000 gift went to Hudson River Housing, a nonprofit in Poughkeepsie, New York, to help operate Gannett House.
  • The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter in Bangor, Maine, which includes 38 beds and six long-term rental apartments, received $15,000. It also provides day services, including a safe space and hot and bagged lunches. 

About Hannaford Supermarkets

With nearly 30,000 associates, Hannaford operates 187 stores – most with full-service pharmacies – in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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