Hy-Vee Pledges $500,000 to Indian Hills

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A grocery store chain has pledged half a million dollars to Indian Hills Community College if the latter’s bond referendum is passed on Election Day.

Hy-Vee made the announcement Monday that it will provide $500,000 to go to Indian Hills. The funds will be used for improvements to the Centerville and Ottumwa campuses. The press release called Hy-Vee a “proud partner” of the school.

Indian Hills President Dr. Matt Thompson agrees.

“They’ve [hy-Vee] been a great partner. We’ve done a lot of job training programs with them as they’ve expanded in southern iowa and across the state of Iowa,” Thompson said. “We just recently did a specialized truck driving program for them on-site at hy-vee to help with the driver shortage that they face.”

Thompson says Hy-Vee’s contribution is one of many that is contingent on voters passing the bond referendum. The State of Iowa has promised $1 million to Indian Hills if the referendum passes, according to Thompson.

In the press release, Hy-Vee says Indian Hills plays a crucial role in both training and continued economic development.

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