Michael Norton is Director of External Communications and Community Relations for Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough. He has been with Hannaford for 10 years and worked early in his career as a daily newspaper journalist.

As a founding partner of the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Maine, Hannaford has been involved in efforts to relieve food insecurity for decades. In recent years this effort has become bigger and more sophisticated. Hannaford stores have doubled the volume of fresh food donated directly from its stores to local affiliates of Good Shepherd. In addition, the stores have funded Cooking Matters – a collaborative of Good Shepherd, SNAP education and Healthy Maine partnerships – that reaches both families and young people with learning about how to prepare nutritious foods affordably. The challenges of hunger relief are solvable and critical to unlocking the potential of Maine's next generation.

Mr. Norton lives in Yarmouth with his wife, Tori, two boys, and an over-eager dog.