Submitted by Ed Lewi Associates for Hannaford Supermarkets
A mother and daughter volunteer team with Cooking Matters Massachusetts have been selected by Hannaford Supermarkets as “Hannaford Health Heroes” for their dedication to teaching Massachusetts families how to plan, purchase and prepare healthy and affordable meals at home.
Millie and Laura Morton of Northborough lead parent-child teams in a six-week course designed to teach participants how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible. The mother-daughter pair, who recently graduated from culinary school together, volunteered more than 40 hours to teaching parents and children how to make healthy and affordable meals through the classroom program.
The Mortons mark the 13th and 14th honorees in a series of awards from Hannaford Supermarkets through the “Hannaford Health Hero” program, which recognizes the work of Massachusetts-based volunteers who inspire others within the community to make healthy choices for life. A total of 16 volunteers from non-profit organizations will be recognized over the course of the program.
“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 Millie and Laura as Hannaford Health Heroes and commend Cooking Matters for its commitment to encouraging healthy lifestyles for all Massachusetts residents.”
In recognition of the organization’s commitment to health and wellness, Cooking Matters will receive a $500 Hannaford gift card. Millie and Laura Morton will also each receive a $50 Hannaford gift card.
The Mortons were nominated by Jessica Maillet of Cooking Matters Massachusetts, which empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable meals under the guidance of volunteer culinary and nutrition experts.
In the nomination letter, Maillet wrote, “the professionalism, knowledge and dedication that Laura and Millie brought to the program empowered the families participating in the class with the knowledge, skills and tools required to succeed.”