Jonesboro, Ga. (June 28, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $4,000 grant to Jennifer Newman, Administrative Director of Operation Lunchbox., for resources to help feed homeless school-age children over the summer.
“We learned that there are over 1,200 homeless students attending Henry County schools”, said Mark Dose, Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation. “Operation Lunchbox provides a significant resource to help feed these children over the summer months when they do not have access to the school system’s breakfast and lunch program. Operation Lunchbox is structured to provide a bag of non-perishable groceries once a week during the 8 weeks of summer break so these students have a routine supply of food to eat. This grant provides resources so they can continue to meet the needs of these homeless children in our area”.
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.” Heritage Bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.
In addition to the support from Heritage Bank, a number of other local businesses support the HCF through their participation in the HCF Community IMPACT Partnership. These businesses include Harding Plumbing, C & C Fence, Brent Scarbrough & Co., Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, Griffin Insurance, New South Package, Emmett J. Arnold Attorney at Law, and David Curry.
For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, to make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Mark Dose, Heritage Community Foundation Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.
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”.