Jonesboro, Ga. (May 9, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Dr. Leon Beeler, CEO of Forest Park Ministers Association (FPMA) on April 6, 2016. The $2,800 grant will be used to purchase meals for local school children and other homeless and needy families. Last year, the organization was able to provide 3,000 of these vitamin and mineral-enriched meals and has a goal of providing 25,000 this year. At a cost of 28 cents per meal, the Heritage Community Foundation grant will help FPMA get closer to its goal by providing for the purchase and delivery of 10,000 meals.
The Forest Park Ministers Association is an organization that was formed to bring together citizens, government, businesses and the church to help understand one another. By building partnerships among the local faith-based community, schools, and other community leaders, FPMA is able to recognize the needs of the community and work to meet them in tangible ways. Regarding this particular project, Beeler said homeless and needy children in Clayton County Public Schools may not have the ability to find healthy meals on the weekends. These meals are specially formulated with a vitamin and mineral compound to help children who are battling hunger grow and develop normally. Children are referred for help by school personnel.
For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.
Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.
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