Hannaford Super Markets Christmas Gift Acknowledged
23 Needy Area Families Will Enjoy Christmas Dinner!
By Dell Hill
A local “feel good” story, if you will.
to places like Keller, Texas, there isn’t one single city in Vermont
that can compare with all that’s available. That’s not a knock on
Vermont; it just so happens that the metropolitan areas of Texas seem to
have a Wal-Mart on every corner and several shopping malls per city,
whereas it’s an hour’s drive for me to get to the nearest “Wally World”.
Vermont doesn’t have the wide variety of grocery store chains, either.
But we do have a couple, and this post is about one of them.
A Dell’s Bottom Line Blog tip of the old fedora to....
year one of our local churches receives a list of needy families and
goes about putting together the fixings for a complete Christmas dinner
for each of those families. This year, 23 families were included on
that list. These are people who are truly poor and very much down on
their luck, as determined by an independent aid agency. And there’s
never a question asked about what religion they might follow...if, in
fact, they follow any. They could be atheist; it just doesn’t matter to
the local church.
sure you all know (especially those responsible for food shopping) that
the cost of putting together a complete Christmas dinner - turkey and
all the fixings - isn’t cheap. That’s why this year’s incredibly
wonderful gift from Hannaford Super Markets bears our thanks and
usual, the church sent out letters to the big grocery stores requesting
donations for this project, and they’re certainly never expected to
provide all of the food; if they can offer a discount to help share in
the expense, that’s always a welcome reply. That’s what they’ve done in
years past and - it was hoped - what they’d do again this year.
the surprise this year when Hannafords notified the church that they
would donate every single item for all 23 families at no cost
An outstanding, thoughtful and heartwarming gesture by a big company during extremely difficult financial times for us all.
Thank You, Hannafords, Very, Very Much!