Hannaford Supermarkets is donating bottled water, bags of ice and cases of granola bars to the Vermont Foodbank after the remnants of Hurricane Irene lashed Vermont, causing extensive power outages, washing out roads and forcing hundreds of people into shelters.
Hannaford’s distribution center is shipping 360 24-packs of water, 630 5-pound bags of crushed ice and 24 cases of granola bars to the foodbank, which is Vermont’s largest hunger-relief organization. Delivery was expected between 4 and 5 p.m. today at the foodbank’s distribution center at 22 Browne Court in Brattleboro.
“Vermont is facing serious flooding,’” said Andy Willette, a district manager for Hannaford in Vermont. “This is one way we can help support communities here that have immediate needs.”
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 178 stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.