September 26, 2017- Representatives from the Burlington Free Press and Hannaford Supermarkets on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, celebrated a successful campaign by presenting the Vermont Foodbank with a check for $1,000.
The donation is the result of the campaign that ran in July and August 2017, during which the Burlington Free Press donated $2 for each subscription sold at Hannford stores. All funds raised were donated to the Vermont Foodbank. Hannaford matched the Burlington Free Press’ donation.
“As a local digital-first media company, we aim to serve the greater good and support fellow Vermonters. The Burlington Free Press prides itself in being a part of the community fabric and looks forward to its many future partnerships,” said Kasia Abrams, local sales manager for the Burlington Free Press.
The campaign took place in Hannaford locations in Chittenden County. “Hannaford is proud to partner with the Burlington Free Press and Vermont Foodbank to provide meals for Vermonters who are at risk of going hungry,” said Samara Bushey, Hannaford director of operations in Vermont. “As a company, Hannaford is committed to rescuing food daily at our stores for hunger relief and building partnerships such as this one that can make a difference in people’s lives. Together, we can help ensure all our neighbors have the nutritious food they need.”
The $1,000 donation will help the Vermont Foodbank feed the 1 in 4 Vermonters who face hunger. “Partnerships like this are critical to our mission of ending hunger in Vermont,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. “It takes the whole community working together to tackle this issue, and we are so fortunate to have dedicated partners like Hannaford and the Burlington Free Press at our side.”