Jonesboro, Ga. (November 7, 2017) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to Rhonda Miller, the President & CEO of United Food Force on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The grant purchased a 53-foot trailer used for storing and transporting food and household supplies for those in need in our community.
United Food Force’s mission is to fight hunger through united efforts and partnerships. The non-profit organization distributes a million pounds of food per month to local groups and agencies. These resources are used to support the many churches and non-profit organizations that have ministries focused on meeting the needs of individuals and families struggling with hunger in our area.
“United Food Force is doing tremendous work and they make a real difference in our community,” said Jenny Smith, Board Member and Treasurer of the Heritage Community Foundation. “We are so pleased to continue our partnership with them and support their efforts to combat hunger in our area. This grant for the purchase of a semi-trailer will help them better meet the needs in our region.”
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 partnership in the HCF Community IMPACT Club. These businesses include Harding Plumbing, Brent Scarbrough & Co., C & C Fence Co., Heritage Cadillac, Lincoln Insurance, Paragon Alarm Systems, Central Station Monitoring, The Dockery Group, Waldrop & Trite, LLC.,, JR Davis Tools, Griffin Insurance, New South Package and Emmett J. Arnold Law, P.C., 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”.