YCCAC, PENQUIS RECEIVES HANNFORD DONATION TO ASSIST FAMILIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Hannaford Supermarkets announced on Thursday, August 13, a $50,000 donation to support Maine families as they seek to meet the most basic needs for themselves and their children during a period of economic hardship resulting from the coronavirus global health pandemic.

The donation includes $25,000 each to Penquis and York County Communication Action Corporation, which will be used to increase access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities for families in southern and central Maine. An estimated 500 families in Maine will be served as a result of the donations from Hannaford.

The donation is one part of an overall $250,000 commitment from Hannaford to help families in New England and New York adversely impacted by the pandemic.

“The pandemic has presented us with a truly unprecedented challenge.  It is at times like these that we rely on our community partners, like Hannaford, to work with us to help our vulnerable neighbors meet their basic needs,” said YCCAC Executive Director Barbara Crider. “The leadership and compassion that Hannaford is showing by making this support available will enable us to help York County residents to weather this storm.  On behalf of all those who will benefit from this support, we want to express our heartfelt appreciation.”

Photo: Hannaford Supermarkets Vice President of Operations Jim Hamilton (left) presents Deputy Director of York County Community Action Corporation Carter Friend (right) with a $25,000 grant to support York County area families as they seek to meet the most basic needs for themselves and their children during a period of economic hardship resulting from the coronavirus global health pandemic. The donation was announced during a press conference at York County Community Action Corporation’s office in Biddeford on Thursday, August 13.

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