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CLYNK GIVES MONEY TO HANNAFORD EMPLOYEES TO DONATE TO THEIR FAVORITE CAUSES

Gardiner/Maine -

GARDINER, Maine — CLYNK, the Maine company that makes it easy to recycle and make a difference, has given money to three Hannaford Supermarkets to donate to any cause they wish.

CLYNK self-serve kiosks are located in 46 Hannaford stores across Maine. During two weeks this past November, stores competed to sign up the most new CLYNK accounts. The Hannaford in Gardiner prevailed with 126 new accounts and received $500. The employees decided to give the money to the American Cancer Society.

According to Jeannette Eaton, Manager of Customer Service in Gardiner, several store employees have lost family members to cancer, and one department manager is battling the disease now. “This is a personal concern for many of us here,” said Eaton. “We’re grateful for the chance to help.”

The Hannaford Supermarkets in Rockland and Brewer won second- and third-place. They received $250 and $100, respectively, to donate to the charities of their choice.

This isn’t the first time that CLYNK has worked with Hannaford to do good. Since the program started in January, 2010, a program called Hannaford Community Cash has helped more than 375 charities, civic organizations, school groups and booster groups raise over $100,000. Together with CLYNK, the program makes it easy for people and businesses to support their communities and the causes that are important to them.

To learn more about how CLYNK transforms redeemable bottles and cans into environmental and social action, go to: http://clynk.com/mediakit/.

About CLYNK
CLYNK is a Maine business that started this unique bottle return service in the spring of 2006. CLYNK self-serve kiosks are located in 46 Hannaford Supermarkets across Maine. The company’s mission is to make recycling- and making a difference- easier for everyone. Through programs like Hannaford Community Cash and Cans for a Cure, CLYNK makes it easy for people and businesses to support their communities and the causes that are important to them. To learn more about CLYNK, visit www.clynk.com.

About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 176 stores and employs more than 27,000 associates in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Most Hannaford locations have full-service pharmacies and all stores feature Guiding Stars, the nation’s first storewide nutrition navigation system. In 2009, Hannaford became the first supermarket chain in the world to open a store built to the highest standards (Platinum LEED) of the U.S. Green Building Council. For more information, visit www.hannaford.com.

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