A Sugar Hill church and a Suwanee-based nonprofit organization have received grants from the Jackson EMC Foundation.

During its July meeting, the foundation awarded a $14,500 grant to Sugar Hill United Methodist Church to help fund its free food and hygiene pantry, which provides fresh food, pantry goods and hygiene products for the homeless at the Buford-Sugar Hill library. The foundation also awarded a $19,500 grant to The Next Stop, a Suwanee-based nonprofit, to serve 20 Gwinnett County residents for 25 weeks with programming for adults with special needs, intellectual disabilities, autism or brain injuries.

The Jackson EMC Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to represent the members of Jackson Electric Membership Corporation and allocate funds collected through Operation Round Up. Its mission is to distribute money collected to worthwhile, charitable purposes that will improve lives and address immediate needs within the counties where Jackson EMC provides electric service.

For more information on the Jackson EMC Foundation, click here.

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