The General Mills Community Partnership Council presented more than $190,000 in grants to nonprofit community agencies in Rockdale, Newton and surrounding counties on Friday morning.
A grant reception was held at the plant located at 15200 Industrial Park Blvd. NE, Covington, where about 24 organizations were awarded with certificates and celebrated for all of their community service put forth in the community.
Denise Greer, HR Manager for the Covington plant and organizer of the event, said each organization was awarded apportion of the funds based on their needs. Greer said General Mills awards grants to organizations because the company feels as though it’s their responsibility to help nourish and take care of the community.
Some of Rockdale County’s grant recipients included the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts, the Rockdale Emergency Youth Fund, Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, and a number of other organizations.