Thanks to the generosity of the Herkimer Hannaford Supermarket, Herkimer Elementary School recently received a gift of $1,000 through the Hannaford Helps Schools program.
Funds presented to the school will help the school to acquire recess bags as well as materials and supplies for teachers, students and the art club.
Grocery shoppers contributed to the gift by purchasing eligible products at Hannaford, which the organization, in turn, presents to schools. Schools typically use donations to help fund any needed items or resources for students and faculty – ranging from new technology to classroom supplies and playground equipment. Since the program launched in 2000, Hannaford Helps Schools has raised approximately $9.8 million for schools across New York and New England.