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Nash Finch Co. and Leevers Foods have teamed up to provide funding for resource rooms for the Devils Lake, N.D., 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.
“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, Nash Finch president and CEO. “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.”
The scholarship program will be administered through the Devils Lake Public School Development fund. It will award annual $500 scholarships to Devils Lake students who have demonstrated community service, leadership qualities and financial need.
“Leevers Foods has long been an active member of the Devils Lake community,” said 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.”
Founded in Devils Lake, N.D. in 1938, Leevers Foods Inc. operates seven grocery stores in North Dakota.
Minneapolis-based Nash Finch Co.’s core food distribution business serves independent retailers and military commissaries in 36 states, the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, Bahrain and Egypt. The company also owns and operates supermarkets under the Econofoods, Family Thrift Center, Avanza, Family Fresh Markets, No Frills, Bag ’n Save and Sun Mart trade names.