This year, local community non-profits are more in need of support than in any other time in the recent years past. Now shoppers can give back to the local community and help to reduce single-use plastics by purchasing a special reusable bag at Hannaford. Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Hannaford Community Program for the month of May!


The Hannaford Community Bag Program is designed to give back to the local community with every reusable bag purchased. Every $2.50 reusable Community Bag sold supports a non-profit local to the store in which it was purchased. This program offers a way for shoppers to give back as part of the regular weekly routine.


Every month, at every Hannaford location, a different local non-profit is selected to benefit from the sale of these special reusable Community Bags. MVHS was selected as the May beneficiary by local store leadership at the Hannaford grocery store located at 1122 Mohawk Street, Utica, New York. MVHS will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable Community Bag purchased at this location in May.


“We are thrilled to participate in a program that makes it possible for shoppers to give back to local non-profits while reducing single-use plastic in the environment, said Michele Adams, Annual Giving Director of the MVHS Foundation. “We appreciate the community support in this important initiative to make a difference.”


For more information about the Hannaford Community Bag Program, please visit

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