The NFC Foundation, a Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC) charitable
organization, today announced that $469,000 in grants and donations were
provided to nonprofit organizations in 2011, representing a 15% increase
in giving over 2010.
The NFC Foundation provides funding to selected nonprofits in areas
where Nash Finch associates live and work, primarily in the foundation's
focus areas of hunger relief and shelter.
Primary NFC Foundation 2011 nonprofit grant recipients were:
- Bridge for Youth
- Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis
- CAP Agency
- Casa de Esperanza
- Dakota Woodlands
- Families Moving Forward (Plymouth Church Neighborhood Foundation)
- Fisher House Foundation
- Hope for the City
- Keystone Community Services
- Loaves & Fishes
- Neighborhood House
- Neighbors, Inc.
- Perspectives Family Center
- Sojourner Project, Inc.
- Special Olympics Minnesota
- Theresa Living Center
The NFC Foundation also made donations totaling $105,000 to a variety of
local hunger relief agencies in 21 markets in which the company operates
distribution centers in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Southeastern United
"Thanks to all of those who support the NFC Foundation and its efforts,
we were able to give more back to our communities in 2011 versus 2010,"
stated Brian Numainville, Chair of the NFC Foundation. "Further, our
associates continued to rally behind the efforts of the NFC Foundation
last year, such as volunteering for our first-ever Helping Hands in the
Community Day, during which we shut down our corporate office and
hundreds of employees provided much needed help to our nonprofit
The NFC Foundation also administers the Feeding Imagination®
educational program which donates new and gently used K-6 reading books
to children and nonprofits assisting them. Since the inception of the
program in December of 2006, more than 132,500 books have been donated.
About the NFC Foundation
The NFC Foundation, a 501 (c) (3)
nonprofit established by Nash Finch Company, exists to aid people in
need throughout the communities where Nash Finch associates live and
work. The NFC Foundation primarily focuses on relief efforts related to
hunger and shelter, and provides assistance through financial
contributions to nonprofits, as well as through associate volunteerism.
In 2010, the NFC Foundation and Nash Finch were named a local Jefferson
Awards Winner for corporate giving by the Minneapolis/St. Paul
Business Journal. More information on the NFC Foundation is
available at www.nfcfoundation.org.
Nash-Finch is a Fortune 500 company and one
of the leading food distribution companies in the United States.
Nash-Finch's core business, food distribution, serves independent
retailers and military commissaries in 36 states, the District of
Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores and Egypt. The Company
also owns and operates a base of retail stores, primarily supermarkets
under the Econofoods®, Family Thrift Center®, AVANZA®, Family Fresh
Market® and Sun Mart® trade names. Further information is available on
the Company's website, www.nashfinch.com.