Big Y is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise donations for those affected by Hurricane Ian. Through Oct. 19, Big Y customers and employees will have the opportunity to donate to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Donation containers for cash donations will be available at all registers, with the ability to donate with credit or debit at the register or via the myExpress Checkout app. The funds raised will support people in the communities affected by Hurricane Ian.

“The Red Cross is grateful for the support of Big Y and its customers,” said Nia Rennix, executive director of the Central-Western Massachusetts chapter. “Every eight minutes, on average, the Red Cross responds to an emergency in the community. It is our volunteers, partners and supporters who make that work possible.”

According to Charles L. D’Amour, president and CEO, “We are grateful to our customers and employes for their generosity in helping those families affected by the hurricane.” 

Big Y, its customers and employees have a tradition of supporting those in need through the American Red Cross. The 12-plus-year partnership has raised more than $1.7 million to support international and domestic disasters.

Big Y Foods operates locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, including supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with more than 10,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 2018 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. 

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