The General Mills Community Partnership Council presented $200,000 in grants to nonprofit community agencies in Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties Friday. The annual awards reception held at the General Mills Covington plant, 15200 Industrial Park Blvd., recognized and awarded 26 organizations for the their contributions to the community.
Mark Bible, General Mills plant manager, said General Mills' mission is to nourish lives through the convenience of its food, the health of its products and involvement in the community.
"This is an example of us supporting and being heavily involved in our community. And a lot of you have been sitting here for years and are well aware of that," Bible said.
Grant recipients for this year's program were as follows:
The American Red Cross, East Georgia Chapter, Boys & Girls Club of North Central Georgia, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta,Camp Twin Lakes, Community Arts Association in Newton County, Cousins Middle School, Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts, Elks Aidmore Children's Center, Faith in Serving Humanity, Family Promise of New Rock, J.H. House Elementary School,Morgan County Foundation; Newton County Community Partnership, Newton County School System, Newton County Senior Services, Newton County Sheriff's Office, Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, Project Renewal Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Rainbow Community Center, the Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund, Servants of the Lord Meals on Wheels, Walton County Senior Citizens Council, Washington Street Community Center, West Newton Elementary School and the YMCA of Metro Atlanta.