Primary emphasis of donations on basic needs of hunger relief and
Jan. 13, 2011 (Business Wire) -- The NFC Foundation, a Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC) charitable organization, today announced that more than $400,000 in grants were provided to nonprofit organizations in 2010. The NFC Foundation provides funding to selected nonprofits within Nash Finch's geographic operating areas, primarily in the foundation's focus areas of hunger relief and shelter.
Some of the organizations that received grants in 2010 included:
- Bridge for Youth – Since 1970, The Bridge for Youth has played a critical role as the Twin Cities access point for youth and families in need. The Bridge works with over a thousand youth and their families each year, offering a full continuum of services from hotline and emergency services to longer term housing, as well as life skills and career development. The grant of $15,000 from the NFC Foundation helps ensure that these vital services to youth and families in crisis continue.
- Casa de Esperanza – Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Casa de Esperanza works within communities by providing advocacy, emergency shelter, a 24-hour bilingual crisis line, and opportunities for peer education. The NFC Foundation grant of $15,000 supports the important efforts of Casa de Esperanza in the Twin Cities Hispanic community.
Amy Sanchez, Chief Executive for External Relations at Casa de Esperanza commented, "We are very grateful to receive our first grant from the NFC Foundation. This donation will help us continue the critical work we do in our emergency shelter to help Latinas in crisis situations."
- Fisher House Foundation – Fisher House Foundation provides a number of programs supporting military personnel and their families. The $10,000 grant to the Fisher House Foundation is applied to the Scholarships for Military Children program whereby scholarships are awarded through DeCA commissaries, as well as for programs assisting military personnel and their families with food and other supplies during a time of need.
- Hope for the City – Hope for the City was established by Dennis and Megan Doyle to fight poverty, hunger, and disease by utilizing corporate surplus. The NFC Foundation grant of $15,000 helps Hope for the City continue critical hunger relief efforts in the Twin Cities.
"As a long-term grant recipient from the NFC Foundation, Hope for the City is so grateful for this generous financial support to help us provide food to those without enough to eat," stated Megan Doyle, Hope for the City Co-Founder.