A volunteer with the Greater Northfield Senior Center has been selected by Hannaford Supermarkets as a Hannaford Health Hero for her commitment to promoting healthy eating habits amongst fellow seniors.
Rachel Rich, 79, of Northfield, has served as a committed volunteer with the Greater Northfield Senior Center for over a decade. She is the lead organizer of many of the center’s fundraisers, which support nutritional workshops and the provision of healthy, home-cooked meals for seniors in the greater Northfield area.
Rich’s recognition is the third in a series of awards from Hannaford Supermarkets through the Hannaford Health Hero program in Vermont, which honors the work of volunteers from non-profit organizations who inspire others within the community to make healthy lifestyle choices. Four honorees from Vermont-based registered 501(c)(3) organizations will be announced in 2013.
“At Hannaford, we strongly believe in promoting health and wellness within the communities we serve,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Molly Tarleton. “We are thrilled to honor Rachel as a Hannaford Health Hero and commend the Greater Northfield Senior Center for its commitment to encouraging healthy lifestyles for Vermont residents.”
In recognition of the organization’s commitment to health and wellness, the Greater Northfield Senior Center will receive a $250 Hannaford gift card. Rich will also receive a $50 Hannaford gift card.
Rich was nominated by Cheri O’Neill, director of the Greater Northfield Senior Center, which provides comprehensive social, educational, nutritional and recreational services to senior residents in the Counties of Washington and Orange.
Hannaford Supermarkets invites executive directors or volunteer coordinators of registered 501(c)(3) organizations throughout Vermont to nominate a volunteer or group of volunteers from their agency as a Hannaford Health Hero. Nominations may be submitted online at www.hannafordhealthhero.com.
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