Since 2001, the NFC Foundation has donated more than $3.38 million to nonprofits, focusing its efforts largely on hunger and shelter needs. Feeding Imagination has provided more than 140,234 reading books to children, and the organizations that serve them, since its inception in 2006. The NFC Foundation will continue its focus on these areas, while staying abreast of needs and opportunities in the areas we serve.About Nash-Finch 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 website, www.nashfinch.com. 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.
On June 14, 2012 the NFC Foundation Board of Directors elected Gary Spinazze to a two year term as Chair of the NFC Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Nash Finch Company (Nasdaq:NAFC). Board Member Paula Docken, Business Analyst, chair of the Community Outreach Committee was named as Chair Elect. “The selection of Gary as Chair of the NFC Foundation and Paula Docken as Chair Elect is a tribute to their passion for our Foundation’s mission and for volunteerism,” commented Alec Covington, Nash Finch President and CEO. “Their energy, enthusiasm and commitment will serve the Foundation and our non-profit partners well.” Spinazze, VP of Vendor Relations for Nash Finch, has served as a Director of the NFC Foundation since 2009 and chairs the Foundation’s Fundraising Committee. In his new role Gary will continue to be actively involved with major fundraising initiatives for the NFC Foundation - including the Annual Golf Tournament – and will add responsibility for oversight of the NFC Foundation giving programs. “I’m honored and proud to take on the role of Chair of the NFC Foundation,” stated Gary Spinazze. “There is no better feeling than to give back to the community, and our Foundation has played a vital role in creating the spirit of giving back that has become a part of our culture at Nash Finch Company. I am proud to work for a Company that is so committed to the communities it serves.” The NFC Foundation Board is comprised entirely of Nash Finch employees who volunteer their time, energy and passion for community service in service to the Foundation and the community. Nash Finch Company supports the Foundation by shouldering the Foundation’s administrative expenses to ensure that donations are used to support those in need. Nash Finch associates from around the country volunteer on Foundation Committees as well as for our non-profit partners, donating their time, skills and money in support of the Foundation’s mission.