Hannaford Supermarkets announced today that they will be donating $50,000 to support New Hampshire families.

So many families in the Granite State are struggling to meet the most basic needs; food, clothing, and a roof over their heads to name a few. This has been a time of economic hardship and strife for so many people nation wide.

According to a survey conducted by the Urban Institute, more than four in 10 parents reported that they or someone in their family lost work due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Hannaford press release stated.

The donation includes $25,000  to two different organizations; Southern New Hampshire Services and Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties.

Southern New Hampshire Services provides social service programs and advocacy activities for the economically disadvantaged. The agency operates more than 60 programs, including workforce development, childcare, early childhood education, housing and utility assistance and hunger relief.

The Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties works with low-income families and the elderly to assist them in their efforts to become or remain both financially and socially independent in their communities.

Hannaford has made a $250,000 commitment to help families in New York and New England who have been affected negatively by the pandemic. Since March 2020, Hannaford has donated $1.25 million to COVID-19 relief efforts.