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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 donates over $90,000 to Local Breast Cancer Groups

SPRINGFIELD, MA [February 9, 2021] – 

In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative “Partners of Hope” to 31 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. This monthlong program reflects the partnership, commitment and support of breast cancer awareness and research that are so vital for many. In October, Big Y raised $90,496.00 which was donated to the following organizations:

Derby Griffin  - Hospital Griffin Health
Hartford  - Hartford Hospital  - Partnership for Breast Care
Hartford - St. Francis Foundation - Comprehensive Breast Health Center
Madison - Infinite Strength, Inc.
New Britain - CT Breast Health Initiative
New London - Terri Brooder - Breast Cancer Foundation
New Haven - Yale-New Haven Hospital - Breast Cancer Program
Norwich - Backus Hospital - Backus Cancer Center
Stafford Springs - Johnson Memorial Hospital Breast Care Center
Torrington - Charlotte/Hungerford Hospital - Pink Roses Program
Waterbury - St. Mary’s Hospital - Breast & Oncology Center
Westbrook - Middlesex Hospital - Cancer Care Middlesex Health Shoreline Center
Willimantic - Windham - Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Program

Amherst - Protect Our Breasts
Boston - Mass General Hospital - Gillette Center for Breast Cancer
Boston - Brigham & Women’s Hospital - Breast Oncology Program
Boston - Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers
Boston - Boston Medical - Center Belkin Breast Health Center
Boston - American Cancer Society, Inc - Northeast Region Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Ludlow - The Pink Way MA HMC Breast Health Center
Longmeadow - Survivor Journeys - Breast Cancer Program
Northampton - Cancer-Connection
Northampton - Cooley Dickinson - Hospital Women’s Health Care
Norwood - Ellie Fund
Pittsfield - Berkshire Medical Center - Women’s Imaging Center
South Weymouth - South Shore Health System Foundation
Springfield - Baystate Health Foundation Rays of Hope
Springfield - Mercy Medical - Center Mercy Breast Care Center
Worcester - Saint Vincent Hospital - Breast Care Clinic
Worcester - U Mass Memorial Health Care - Comprehensive Breast Center
Worcester - Family Health Center of Worcester - Lois B. Green Breast Health Center

During the entire month of October, Big Y donated a portion of the proceeds from both
the Floral and Produce purchases including Sunshine Bouquets. Additionally, Big Y
donated 5 cents for each Big Y’s family of brands including, Full Circle Organics,
Culinary Tours, Cravin’ Flavor, Food Club, That’s Smart, Wide Awake Coffee, Sweet P’s
Bake Shop, Top Care Health, Tippy Toes, Pure Harmony and Paw’s Happy Life
purchased between October 8 and 14 (some exclusions may apply). Big Y Butcher
Shops donated ten cents from every pound of All Natural Angus Beef and Big Y Smart
Chicken sold during the entire month of October and Big Y Pharmacy & Wellness
Center also donated $5 for every flu shot given. Customers were able donate directly to
Partner’s of Hope via bigy.com.

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

According to Big Y CEO, Charles D’Amour, “Despite the pandemic, 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 well over $2 million
dollars to support local breast cancer initiatives.