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New program to honor volunteers, non-profits in Vermont

08/27/2013

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Four Vermont-based non-profits to be recognized by Hannaford for commitment to health and wellness

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For Immediate Release
Aug. 27, 2013

Hannaford Supermarkets to honor volunteers, non-profits in Vermont through “Hannaford Health Hero” program
Four Vermont-based non-profits to be recognized by Hannaford for commitment to health and wellness

BURLINGTON, Vermont – Hannaford Supermarkets today announced a new initiative for the Green Mountain State that will honor Vermont volunteers for their commitment to promoting health and wellness in the community.

The “Hannaford Health Hero” program will recognize the work of four volunteers from non-profit organizations who inspire others within the community to make healthy lifestyle choices. Two honorees from Vermont-based registered 501(c)(3) organizations will be announced each month in October and November.

Hannaford Supermarkets will donate $250 to the non-profit on behalf of the award recipient in recognition of the organization’s commitment to health and wellness. Additionally, the individual honoree will receive a $50 Hannaford gift card.

“At Hannaford, we strongly believe in promoting health and wellness within the communities we serve,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Molly Tarleton. “I encourage non-profit organizations to shine a spotlight on outstanding volunteers by nominating them to be a Hannaford Health Hero. We look forward to hearing about the exceptional work that takes place each day in Vermont.”

Nominations should describe in 200 words or less how the designated individual or group of individuals inspires others to make healthy lifestyle choices while engaged in volunteer work for a non-profit organization in Vermont. Nominees may be cited for a specific action or their overall commitment to health and wellness.

Nominations may be submitted online at www.hannafordhealthhero.com.

Nominations must be submitted by executive directors or volunteer coordinators of registered 501(c)(3) organizations in Vermont. Nominations submitted by anyone other than an executive director or volunteer coordinator of a qualified non-profit organization in Vermont will not be considered.

Nominees are required to reside in the state of Vermont and must be 13 years of age or older. Nominees under 18 years of age require parental consent.

The Hannaford Health Hero initiative was first launched in Massachusetts in 2012. Now in its second year, the program has recognized 18 Bay State volunteers and has awarded $7,500 to non-profit organizations in Massachusetts.

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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