The HCHC Foundation has announced their 2012 Grant Award Recipients. Nearly $8,000 was given to three organizations for projects that support area children and families. The Fellowship Cup will use their funds for its Pantry Plus Program which provides training and educational opportunities. Programs include cooking classes, nutrition guidance and budgeting assistance. The goal is to gain skills to help them reach a level where they no longer need food pantry assistance. Also receiving a check was Healthy Henry County Communities for Boot Camp for New Dads. The program provides expectant fathers and fathers of newborns the opportunity to learn parenting skills in a non-threatening environment while connecting with other fathers. And finally, the Home Visitor Program received funds for home visits to moms during the first few weeks following the birth of their child. Nursing services include a physical assessment of both baby and mom, discussion to common concerns and information on newborn growth and development needs. The HCHC Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports health related initiatives that benefit Henry County. Director Michelle Rosell says that the funding is a show of how committed they are to the improvement of health and wellness of citizens. There are positive results which are making a difference. Future funding opportunities can be found at hchc.org/foundation.