What is the Hannaford Helps Community Bag?

The Community Bag is a durable, reusable shopping tote that makes it easy for you to contribute to your local community. Every time you purchase one of these specially designed bags, Hannaford donates $1 to a local non-profit. Donations support groups focused on education, civic, and health and wellness.

What is the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Bag?

The Fight Hunger Bag is another great reusable bag that also allows you to support your community!  Every time you purchase either of the Fight Hunger Bags, Hannaford donates $1 to a local hunger relief agency. With local food pantries using a conservative estimate of $1 providing 4 meals, each sale of the Fight Hunger Bag makes a big impact in the fight against hunger in our communities.

How will these non-profits be selected?

Each month, store leaders will choose a local non-profit aligned with the Community Bag and a hunger relief agency to aligned with the Fight Hunger Bag. The chosen non-profits are posted on the reusable bag rack for the duration of their benefiting month.

Are there other benefits provided by the bags?

When you use the reusable Hannaford Helps bags, you show others that you care about the community and also about the environment, because you are not using paper or plastic to carry your groceries home.

How much do the bags cost?

The Community Bags and Fight Hunger Bags each cost $2.50, with $1 of that purchase price going to support a benefiting non-profit in your community.

When I buy the bag, do I have to do anything else? How will the non-profit get their donation?

With each bag you purchase, the donation will automatically be sent to a local community non-profit.

Where can I purchase these bags?

Hannaford Helps reusable bags are available at all 180 Hannaford stores.  To find the Hannaford supermarket nearest you, visit the store locater site. You also may purchase bags in bulk — a terrific way to show your support for the community. The bags make great gifts for friends, family, colleagues and members of any groups you are involved with, since you are giving a gift to them and to the community at the same time. For information on bulk orders, please contact info@bags4mycause.com

What are the bags made of?  Where are they made?

The bags are made from 95% recycled materials from either non-woven or woven Polypropylene.  They are manufactured in China and Vietnam in factories that follow the strictest guidelines for employment and production standards.

Will the bags be easy to find in the store?

The bags are available at various registers and the reusable bag rack. If you are having trouble finding the bag, simply ask the store manager where the reusable bag rack is located and they will be happy to show you!

How many non-profits benefit from the bags?

Every month, Hannaford contributes money to approximately 362 non-profits across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts through this program – one non-profit and one hunger relief agency per store. Recipient organizations change monthly.

What is the goal of this program?

Hannaford is partnering with customers to support local non-profits and reduce waste. The grocer believes that our community grows stronger when we work together.

Can I see which non-profit is benefiting from my bag purchase?

You can visit this site to learn the names of each month’s recipients, and you can watch donation totals grow as we update the numbers! The names of each month’s recipient non-profit will also be posted on the reusable bag rack at each store.

How do I find out about Hannaford helping my non-profit?

Hannaford is committed to local non-profits and always welcomes suggestions. Click here to learn more about our Community Giving.