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Hannaford donates $100,000 to YMCA

Apr. 07, 2015


Will help the Y to continue offering services and programs to all, regardless of their ability to pay.


For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2015

Eric Blom, 207-885-3132

Hannaford Donates $100,000 to YMCA of Southern Maine

Biddeford, Maine, April 7 – Hannaford Supermarkets today presented a $100,000 check to the YMCA of Southern Maine to help the Y continue offering services and programs to all, regardless of their ability to pay.
The presentation took place at the Y's Northern York Branch Child Care Center in Biddeford.
The Center's children thanked Hannaford in nine different languages, on behalf of the Y, in a flower- and garden-theme presentation signifying that the donation will help them and other Y members blossom to their full potential in an environment which embraces diversity and inclusion.
On presenting the donation check to YMCA of Southern Maine CEO Helen L Breña, Hannaford Vice President of Marketing Mary Wright said the services and programs offered by the Y fit well with what Hannaford tries to achieve through its support of community organizations.

“Along with hunger relief, Hannaford Supermarkets focuses its charitable giving on programs that help people live healthier lives and assist children in reaching their full potential – areas at which the YMCA of Southern Maine excels," Wright said.  "By partnering with the YMCA we know that we are helping our neighbors and our entire community to thrive.”

Breña said Hannaford's donation came at a time when the YMCA is seeing an increasing need for its services and programs.

“The Y couldn’t be more thankful.   We are committed to serving all, regardless of financial ability.  This year we are seeing a greater and greater need in all of the communities we serve.  Thanks to the generosity of Hannaford, we can still serve all,” said Breña.

About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 186 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can be found at
About the YMCA of Southern Maine
The YMCA of Southern Maine is committed to building strong kids, individuals, families, and communities through programs and services that promote a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, regardless of ability to pay. For more information please visit