TOWNSEND — About 60 senior and at-risk shoppers left Hannaford Supermarket with free groceries on Friday morning, thanks to a $3,000 donation from an anonymous customer.
The donor — who is a regular at the Townsend supermarket — footed the bill for dozens of shoppers during an hour designated for seniors and immuno-compromised individuals, according to a news release.
Some of those shoppers then purchased store gift cards to pay it forward to even more customers.
“It was so great to be a part of this morning, which was made possible by a very generous customer. Our associates are working hard to serve the community and were so excited to share the news with customers when they arrived at the register,” Hannaford Supermarkets Director of Operations Dave DeJohn said in a news release.
“This is a small community and this gesture put a smile on so many faces during a difficult time. We thank the donor for this act of kindness and encourage others to follow their lead by showing appreciation for others whenever possible,” DeJohn continued.
Hannaford designates one hour daily, from 7 to 8 a.m., to accommodate shoppers who are over 60 years old or have compromised immune systems.