MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH, honored Carl Provencher for his 20 years of service to the New Hampshire Food Bank at a surprise ceremony at Food Bank headquarters in Manchester on February 20.
Provencher, the Manager of the Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond, has served on the New Hampshire Food Bank Advisory Board since 1995. As part of the ceremony, Hannaford delivered 42,632 pounds of nutritious food to the Food Bank in honor of Provencher’s hard work and dedication.
“Carl was with us back when we were located in a 16,000-square-foot facility on West Brook Street, distributing 2.5 million pounds of food in 1995. We have come a long way since then,” said Bruce Wilson, NH Food Bank Director of Operations. “Carl has continued to provide guidance as we have evolved and moved into our new 60,000-square-foot facility at 700 East Industrial Park Drive in Manchester. He has seen our distribution numbers increase along with the introduction, growth and continued success of our outreach programs. We continue to be grateful to Carl. He is a true partner and friend to the New Hampshire Food Bank.”
“The Advisory Board serves as a support system for the New Hampshire Food Bank,” said John Dumais, President and CEO of NH Grocers Association and Co-chairman of the New Hampshire Food Bank Advisory Board. “We always have its best interest in mind and we are a sounding board for staff members.”
Provencher was presented with a plaque representing his 20 years of service to the New Hampshire Food Bank.
“The last 20 years have been very special,” Provencher said. “It has truly been an honor to work with such an outstanding organization doing great work all over the state. I hope the partnership continues for another 20 years.”
Provencher was honored by John Fifield, Hannaford’s Director of Operations for Southern New Hampshire, John Dumais and Arthur Sullivan, Co-chairmen, New Hampshire Food Bank Advisory Board, Dominique Rust, COO, Catholic Charities NH, members of Provencher’s family, Hannaford Store Managers and staff from the New Hampshire Food Bank.
“Carl’s commitment to the Food Bank is a wonderful example of the work so many Hannaford associates do to serve the people of New Hampshire,” said John Fifield, Hannaford Director of Operations for the Manchester area. “Volunteer efforts such as his make a real difference for communities across our state. They also make all of us at Hannaford proud.”
About the New Hampshire Food Bank
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984. In 2014, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed over 11 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nhfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nhfb.
About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 186 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system, and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.
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