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Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".

Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.

Big Y Gives Over $216,000 to Local Breast Cancer Groups

SPRINGFIELD, MA (January 30, 2019)

In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative “Partners of Hope” to 32 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. This month long program reflects the partnership, commitment and support of breast cancer awareness and research that are so vital for many. In October, Big Y raised over $216,000 which was donated to the following organizations:


South Weymouth

Protect Our Breasts
Mass General Hospital
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers
Boston Medical Center
La Esperanza
The Hope of Pioneer Valley
The Pink Way
Survivor Journeys
Cooley Dickinson
Berkshire Medical Center
South Shore Health System Foundation
Baystate Health Foundation
Mercy Medical Center
Noble Hospital
Saint Vincent Hospital
U Mass Memorial Health Care
Family Health Center of Worcester Center

Gillette Center for Breast Cancer
Breast Oncology Program

Belkin Breast Health Center
Health Education Center
MA HMC Breast Health Center
Breast Cancer Program

Women’s Health Care
Women’s Imaging Center

Rays of Hope
Mercy Breast Care Center
Comprehensive Breast Program
Breast Care Clinic
Comprehensive Breast Center
Lois B. Green Breast Health Center


New Britain
New London
New Haven
Stafford Springs

Griffin Hospital
Hartford Hospital
St. Francis Foundation
Middlesex Hospital
CT Breast Health Initiative
Terri Brooder Breast Cancer Foundation
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Backus Hospital
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Charlotte/Hungerford Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital
Middlesex Hospital Cancer Care
Team Towanda Foundation
Windham Hospital Foundation

Griffin Health
Partnership for Breast Care
Comprehensive Breast Health Center
Shoreline Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Program
Backus Cancer Center
Breast Care Center
Pink Roses Program
Breast & Oncology Center
South Shore Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Program

During the entire month of October, Big Y donated a portion of the proceeds from both the Floral and Produce Departments, and 5 cents for each Big Y, Top Care, Full Circle, Simply Done, Paws Happy Life, Pure Harmony, @Ease, Tippy Toes and Culinary Tours brand products* purchased between October 4 and 10 (*excluding random weight items). The Big Y Butcher Shops also donated ten cents from every pound of All Natural Angus Beef® and Big Y Smart Chicken® sold during the entire month of October. Big Y Pharmacy & Wellness Center donated $5 for every flu shot given. Big Y’s pink reusable, earth-friendly shopping bag highlighting the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign was also available and every store promoted Partners of Hope pink ribbons for $1 for the month of October as a way of generating additional proceeds for local breast cancer organizations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Big Y’s dietitian team, Carrie Taylor and Andrea Luttrell, devoted a portion of their fall newsletter to cancer prevention.

According to Big Y President and CEO, Charles D’Amour, “Breast cancer affects thousands of women and more men each year. Through our Partners of Hope campaign, we want to not only

promote breast cancer awareness but also save lives through early detection and care.” Since 2007, Big Y has raised over $2 million dollars to support local breast cancer initiatives.