Houlton Elementary School receives donation from Hannaford program

Karen Donato, Special to the Houlton Pioneer Times, Special to The County
4 years ago

HOULTON, Maine — The Houlton Hannaford supermarket recently presented Houlton Elementary with a $1,000 check through the Hannaford Helps Schools program. The money will be used for special projects for students.

Overall, Hannaford Supermarkets have distributed checks for more than $526,590 to K-12 schools in New England and New York through the Hannaford Helps Schools program in 2018.

Schools use the donations for whatever items students need locally, whether that is new computers, musical instruments, sports gear, field trips or playground equipment.

In its 19th year, the money raised through Hannaford Helps Schools went to more than 1,500 schools. Schools in each community that raised the most money also received an additional $1,000. Since its inception, Hannaford Helps Schools has raised $11.4 million for schools in New England and New York.

Under the program, customers triggered the donations by purchasing eligible products and received three “school dollars” – equivalent to cash – for every four participating products purchased.

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, operates 181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system, and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.