Hannaford Supermarkets Continues Tradition as Presenting Sponsor for the 2024 Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction

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LACONIA — The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction recently announced that Hannaford Supermarkets is committed to serving as presenting sponsor for the fifth consecutive year for the 2024 Children’s Auction. 

“We are so grateful for over two decades of support from Hannaford, which has offered funds, items to auction, employee volunteers and five generous years as presenting sponsor,” said Jennifer Kelley, executive director of the Children’s Auction. “As the store’s motto says, ‘Hannaford is greater than groceries.’ They are all about the community and support us in so many ways.”

The Hannaford brothers began selling produce in Portland, Maine, in 1883, and now, there are more than 180 stores in the Northeast. The organization is committed to advancing the mission of nonprofits in the five states it serves.

Larry Poliquin, store manager in Bristol, is a longtime auction volunteer who has been heading up staff teams to assist the organization for roughly 25 years, as long as he has been a Hannaford store manager. He is also a board member and a member of the Distribution Committee that makes recommendations on how auction funds are dispersed. 

“Hannaford is about giving back,” Poliquin said. “We want to support the communities where we have a presence—and the whole Lakes Region in general—so we are happy to partner with and bolster the Children’s Auction, and other great organizations like it, to continue impacting the region in our primary focus areas: hunger relief, health and wellness, and child development and families.”

Learn more about the Auction at ChildrensAuction.org.

About Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets operates 186 stores in the Northeast, most with full-service pharmacies. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All are committed to offering great fresh food, convenient experiences and everyday low prices. Hannaford also is an active and committed community partner—focusing on fighting hunger, supporting youth development, and helping people live healthier lives. Hannaford is an industry leader in sustainability with a strong commitment to reducing waste and protecting the environment. Hannaford diverts or donates all food at risk of going to waste—sending no food to landfills. In 2022, Hannaford donated 25 million pounds of food to hunger relief organizations and prevented 65 million pounds of food waste from reaching landfills. Hannaford employs nearly 30,000 associates and is based in Scarborough, Maine. Additional information can be found at Hannaford.com

About the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction:

Numerous fundraising events in the Lakes Region throughout the year support the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, including our four-day signature event every December. In the past four decades we have distributed more than $8.6 million to over 80 nonprofits that serve low-income families and children in the Lakes Region, all through volunteer efforts, community donations and corporate sponsorship. The Auction falls under the umbrella of the Greater Lakes Region Charitable Fund for Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps local community organizations that serve children and families in need. For more information about the Auction, the nonprofits it supports and how you can help, visit ChildrensAuction.org.

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