Hannaford Program Helps Hundreds of New Hampshire Schools

Londonderry, New Hampshire – More than 500 New Hampshire schools will receive $109,257 in donations through a Hannaford Supermarkets program that helps local schools purchase playground equipment, sports gear, musical instruments and other items, the company announced today.

In Londonderry, Hannaford Helps Schools contributed $6,316 to support local education. The top recipient was Londonderry High School raising $1,930

“It really makes us happy to be able to contribute to schools in a time where funds and programs continue to get cut.” Kevin Michaud Store Manager in Londonderry. “If we are able to help each school keep one program, or buy just one computer, then we have all benefited greatly.”

Overall, the Hannaford Helps Schools programs generated $604,954 in donations from customers and from the company — funds that will benefit more than 2,700 schools. The program is in its 13th year and has raised $8.1 million for schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

“Hannaford is committed to helping communities and supporting local education across our service area,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “We are proud that Hannaford Helps Schools can provide local educators with some extra money, at a time when so many school budgets are stretched tight.”

The top recipients in New Hampshire were:

Lebanon High School, $2,030
Londonderry High School, $1,930
Franklin High School, $1,762
Alton Central School, $1,750

Hannaford Helps Schools generated donations to local K-12 schools when customers purchased eligible products between Sept. 9 and Dec. 1. This year’s program involved more than 60 brand partners and more than 700 products, including products from Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Kraft, Unilever, General Mills, Heinz, McCain, and many others.

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. 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.

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