Friday, March 25, 2016

Retail Store Pick-Up Opportunities

Take Advantage of Hannaford's Fresh Rescue Program

There are many retail store pick-ups currently available through our partnership with Hannaford’s Fresh Rescue donation program.  The Fresh Rescue program offers a variety of donations on a daily basis at all of Hannaford's store locations. Good Shepherd Food Bank partner agencies are linked with stores to receive these donations on designated days each week.  The items available include bakery/bread items, dairy, deli/meal items, meat, mixed frozen, and produce.  

In 2015, more than 7.6 million pounds (the equivalent of more than 6.3 million meals) was donated directly to GSFB partner agencies through the Fresh Rescue donation program from the 61 Hannaford stores throughout Maine.  The Retail Store Program at GSFB has helped rescue millions of pounds of perishable food items annually that otherwise would have gone to animal feed or been disposed of.  Instead, those pounds of food have been redirected to our network of partner agencies to help get nutritious food to families in need throughout Maine.  These perishable food donations have been a huge benefit to our partner agency network programs, and we’d love to help you with the listed opportunities below. 

Partner agencies interested in picking up from one or more of the retail store opportunities below or knowing more about the Retail Store Program and what the commitment entails, please reach out to Chris Manson, Retail Store Program Manager,, 207-782-3554 x1168 or 207-240-0063 (cell).

Current Retail Store Program Opportunities and their pick-up days:

·         Falmouth Hannaford – F, Sat, Sun
·         Yarmouth Hannaford – Sun
·         Forest Avenue Hannaford – Sun
·         Maine Mall Hannaford - Sun
·         Scarborough Hannaford – Sun
·         Windham Hannaford – Sun
·         Waldoboro Hannaford – F, Sat
·         Damariscotta Hannaford – 2nd,4th, & 5th Sat, Sun
·         Boothbay Harbor Hannaford – Sun
·         Bar Harbor Hannaford – Sat, Sun
·         Millinocket Hannaford – TBD
Waterville Elm Plaza Hannaford – Sat, Sun
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