Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to United Food Force, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (May 19, 2016) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Brenda Simms, Director of Operations, and Rebecca Watson, Warehouse Manager, of United Food Force, Inc. on May 9, 2016. The $5,000 grant will used by United Food Force to purchase two new Portacool 36” water-cooled fans and one new Carolina Handling electric pallet truck. As summer approaches and the weather warms up outside, temperatures inside United Food Force’s warehouse can exceed 100 degrees. The fans will provide a welcome relief from the heat and the pallet truck will help ease the backbreaking efforts of the volunteers as they move pounds and pounds of food each day.

United Food Force, Inc. is a non-profit, hunger relief organization located in McDonough, Georgia. Its mission is to fight hunger through united forces and partnerships. United Food Force was formed in 2012 to aid underprivileged families and combat hunger in its local communities. Its passion is to provide nutritional food products and other resources that will sustain and enhance the quality of life for all recipients.  They are currently serving more than 300 non-profit organizations weekly by providing food products and other household goods for community outreach programs, shelters, and food pantries. The United Food Force staff estimates that they are able to reach 40,000 individuals per month and that approximately one million pounds of food and other household products are moved through its 14,000 square foot warehouse each month.

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”.