United Food Force celebrated our 5th anniversary and we're so grateful and blessed for our staff, volunteers, donors and community partners assisting our efforts helping thousands in need monthly.
United Food Force is a non-profit food bank located at 1463 Highway 20 West in McDonough Georgia that was formed in 2013 to fight hunger and aid the underprivileged by providing resources to network members and partnerships. We accomplish this goal with community and charitable efforts to ensure basic human needs are met for individuals and families.
Our annual Christmas Family Adoption was a huge success thanks to many independent business, individuals, Toys for Tots, Home Depot and their employees, Dollar General stores, partners and community efforts collecting toys and food for over 100 families and an estimated 280 children this year! Please keep these folks in our prayers and give thanks. The community, partners, recipients, churches, school counselors nominate families with children each year that may not be able to provide food and toys and Christmas.
Family after family came through Friday December 14th, escorted by the volunteers to receive food, turkeys, and toys they may not have been able to provide for their children. Many tears of joy and thanks were shared with all of us during this memorable time.
The village can truly thrive and help each other when we share resources, share our lives, share our stories, share our burdens, share our love, share our time, share our affection and share our FOOD!
To receive a blessing, you need to be a blessing to someone else. God is not concerned with our pasts, He did not promise tomorrow, but He expects us to take the next step forward TODAY and be a blessing no matter how small or large.
Every year, many families with children may not be able to provide food and toys through the holidays. The community and over 100 partners generously gather food and toys from October through mid December for this annual event. Our watchful community nominates families in need and we invite the parents or guardians in the week before Christmas. On that special day, volunteers dress as elves and escort those guests through the facility to gather hams or turkeys, food, resources and toys. This annual event is very special and the smiles created by this community kindness is memorable.
At H.O.P.E. Park In McDonough Georgia, families with special needs can enjoy this new park dedicated to special needs. At this event, young and old can be Super Heroes for the day while playing, sharing fun and having lunch with friends and family. We're honored to be apart of this wonderful day and cook for everyone.
United Food Force was more than happy to provide food, drinks, cooks, volunteers and fun!
We had a blast recreating Willy Wonka and the kids and adults loved it! We all dressed up in full costume and entertained the families through our two tents. Upon entry all got a chocolate bar, entered the chocolate fountain room to dip fruits, then float in the bubble room and finally entered the room of lights and animals to enjoy apple cider and cookies. We had three golden ticket winners at the end of the day to win large baskets of goodies.
Vance McCutcheon, Vice President of United Food Force, has been invited to MC these events for 2017 and 2018. "I am honored and have so much fun!"
The Mr. & Miss Special Henry County Pageant began in 2003, and continued to be held by People’s First of Henry County through 2010, crowning sixteen Kings and Queens. At that time, The Mr. & Miss Special Henry County Pageant Organization was formed and continued the tradition. The pageant has grown to between 30 -40 contestants the past few years, and also included the Junior Division which started in 2013. This organization crowned a total of 36 kings and queens.
In January 2015, The Mr. & Miss Special Henry County Pageant joined with H.O.P.E Park to continue this excellent program. As a part of H.O. P. E Park, the Mr. & Miss Special Henry County Pageant will continue to bring joy and happiness to the contestants, their families and our community, under the new title of The H.O.P.E. Park Special Pageant.
The H.O.P.E. Park Special Pageant provides our contestants the opportunity to participate in a pageant just for them, where they can meet new friends, learn new social skills, and to be made to feel very handsome and beautiful.
United Food Force and Our World at Hope Park invited the 2016-2018 pageant Kings and Queens for family day. We offered horse back riding, games, dune buggy rides, hay rides, fishing, s'mores, relaxing and lot's of food. "It was a great family day!"
Special thanks to Sherri Rowell Willard for providing photography for this wonderful event.
People First of Henry County is a non-profit that provides FREE socials for special needs individuals and their families throughout the year. We would love your family to join us. Our new Directors are Kristy Dobbs, Melissa Howard, and Pamela Young-Wynn. All Volunteer . They host a family Easter event that brings hundreds to have fun, hunt Easter eggs, photos with characters and celebrities, petting zoo, music for dancing, games to play, eat lot's of food and just have fun!
United Food Force loves these events and provides volunteers, fun, food, drinks, toys and lot's of love!
Running with Dinosaurs 5k for MS was a 5k race and post race festival and entertainment to benefit Multiple Sclerosis. The dinosaurs were so lifelike and fun for all ages. United Food Force had so much fun for a great cause and they provided volunteers, drinks, ice, breakfast, snacks and helped us make it a great event.
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