NFC Foundation Continues Focus On Basic Needs Through $80,000 Of Grants To Nonprofits

The NFC Foundation, a Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq: NAFC) charitable organization, today announced recent grants made totaling $80,000. The NFC Foundation provides funding to selected nonprofits within Nash Finch’s geographic operating areas, with hunger relief and shelter as the central focus.

The organizations that received recent grants were:
  • CAP Agency – The CAP Agency is a non-profit organization serving children, families, and older adults in Scott, Carver, and Dakota counties in Minnesota. In the last year, the agency provided services to approximately 45,000 residents. CAP Agency is part of a national community action association focused on reducing poverty. The NFC Foundation grant of $20,000 provides general operating support for CAP Agency programs.
  • Casa de Esperanza – Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Casa de Esperanza works within communities by providing advocacy, emergency shelter, a 24-hour bilingual crisis line and opportunities for peer education. Providing funding for a second year, the NFC Foundation grant of $20,000 supports the important work of Casa de Esperanza.
  • Dakota Woodlands – Dakota Woodlands is an emergency/transitional housing facility for families in Minnesota. During their stay at Dakota Woodlands, families are provided with a variety of educational and supportive services which address the issues related to homelessness and help them to successfully obtain and maintain permanent housing. A long-term NFC Foundation grant recipient, Dakota Woodlands receives a $20,000 grant to help provide services to homeless families.
  • Theresa Living Center – Theresa Living Center is a residential home for homeless women 18 years and older that in addition to providing shelter, also provides guidance in setting and achieving goals, help with strengthening basic living, and teaches budgeting skills. In their second year as a recipient, a grant of $20,000 assists Theresa Living Center in providing these services.

“Our program is relatively small so a $20,000 grant makes a tremendous difference to our organization,” commented Pat Prinzevalle, Executive Director, Theresa Living Center and Caroline Family Services. “We are so grateful for the generosity of the NFC Foundation and Nash Finch employees in coming alongside us to positively impact the lives of homeless women in our community.”

“The need in our communities continues to be significant in the areas of hunger relief and shelter,” concluded Brian Numainville, Chair of the NFC Foundation. “We remain focused on assisting nonprofits working hard to help those in need of a meal or somewhere to stay during a difficult time.”

About the NFC FoundationThe 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.

About Nash-FinchNash-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.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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