Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC), a Minneapolis-based food distributor, announced today that it joined with Leevers Foods to provide funding for resource rooms for the Devils Lake, ND School District and St. Joseph’s Elementary School. The resource rooms will be fully operational and available to students when school starts this year, and each room will be equipped with 10 iPads. The two companies are also establishing and an annual scholarship, The Leevers Family Scholarship Fund.
Alec Covington, President and CEO of Nash Finch Company, and the Leevers Family, Robert and Carol, and their children James Leevers and Beth Leevers Dunn, today announced the new resource rooms to teachers, staff and administrators of the Devils Lake School District. North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple was the featured guest at the announcement.
“When the Leevers family told us about the need for additional technology resources in the Devils Lake schools, we knew we wanted to be part of the solution,” said Alec Covington, President and CEO of Nash Finch Company. “Both companies have strong ties to the Devils Lake community. Nash Finch Company started in Devils Lake in 1885 and Leevers Foods in 1938. Our companies are part of the fabric of the Devils Lake community and are proud to have helped with this worthy project,” concluded Covington.
“We are so excited and grateful for the gift from Nash Finch Company and the Leevers family,” stated Scott Privratsky, Superintendent, Devils Lake Public Schools. “Our goal is to provide technology learning opportunities that will have a positive impact on student achievement. On behalf of the students in Devils Lake, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Nash Finch Company and Leevers Foods for taking a leadership role in education in our community,” concluded Privratsky.The scholarship program, The Leevers Family Scholarship Fund will be administered through the Devils Lake Public School Development fund. The fund will award annual scholarships of $500.00 to Devils Lake students who have demonstrated community service, leadership qualities and financial need. The Devils Lake High School Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients annually. “Leevers Foods has long been an active member of the Devils Lake community,” stated Robert Leevers, President of Leevers Foods. “It is exciting to think about the difference you can make in your community when good partners come together to tackle a problem. Leevers Foods and Nash Finch both know the value of having children receive a great education, because children are our future.”