The North Gwinnett Co-Operative Ministries is a faith based organization that provides food, clothing, utility and prescription medication assistance to residents of Buford, Sugar Hill and Suwanee, GA. Please see "Our Services" page for more information.







NEW: We have a "Donate" link at the top right of each page on our site for your safe, online PayPal Donation! Designate your donation to help pay for our new building..or designate it to go to our utility and medication program!  YOU DECIDE!

Our  location is 4395 Commerce Drive, Buford, GA 30518.  Our hours are:  Monday 6:00 - 8:00pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm and our thrift store, Second Blessings is open the same hours plus Saturday from 10-2pm!   Sign up to become a regular volunteer at 770-271-9793 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Drop off hours for donation deliveries are: Mondays 4:00pm - 8:00pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am - 2:00 pm.


Thank you for your interest in supporting the North Gwinnett Co-Op during the holidays. Please find below the different holiday programs we are conducting and how you can help.

Holiday Meal Box Program:   We served 497 families for Thanksgiving and will be serving over 500 families for Christmas.  Christmas meal boxes still needed.

The Holiday Meal Box Program will provide one meal box per family for Thanksgiving and one meal box for Christmas. The North Gwinnett Co-Op plans on distributing 1,500 meal boxes for the holidays. The meal box will contain the following items (or like items); a box of potatoes (mashed/au gratin, etc.), can of yams, cranberry sauce, green beans, canned corn, canned fruit, a box of stuffing, gravy mix, a box of macaroni and cheese, a box of corn bread or muffin mix, pumpkin or pie filling, a box of Jello, chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup, marshmallows, evaporated or sweet condensed milk and a $15 gift certificate to a local grocery store for perishable items. Donors may choose to purchase the contents of the meal box (we can supply the box) or donate the funds to purchase the meal box.  Each box will be labeled with the donor's name.  Donors may choose to have their name, company name, name of their civic group, anoymous or a name in honor/memory of someone.

Sponsor a child or senior for Christmas:

Child Sponsorships: Qualified clients will complete a wish list for their child(ren). Sponsors are asked to purchase the following for the child; a winter coat (if needed), a set of pajamas, an outfit for school or church, a pair of shoes and a toy, not to exceed $30.00.

All seniors have been sponsored.  We have 40 seniors sponsored for Christmas.

Sponsors will be given the wish list for their child/senior and deliver the wrapped gifts to the Co-Op on the designated date. Gifts will be picked up by the family being sponsored.

How Can You Help?

  • Sponsor a meal box. The cost of a meal box is $50.00 per box
  • Sponsor the(or a portion of) the cost for the box supplies for the meal program: $500.00
  • Conduct a food drive for holiday meal box items - list below
  • Conduct a food drive for non-holiday meal items (for monthly food needs for clients) - list below
  • Place an angel tree in your place of business or community.
  • Schedule a time to volunteer to assist with the holiday meal box program.

CONTACT: Kim Phillips @ 770-271-9793 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on the 2014 Holiday Program


A food drive may be conducted for our holiday meal program (list of food found above, Holiday Meal Box) or for our general food pantry operations.  The North Gwinnett Co-Op will continue to distribute over 300 bags of food a month in addition to the holiday meal boxes.  Food Pantry donations are needed during the holidays.  Items needed for the food pantry are; Beans (black, kidney, pinto, baked, etc.), Canned Vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, potatoes, mixed vegetables, etc.), Spaghetti Noodles and Sauce, Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.), Low sodium soups (tomato, chicken noodle, vegetable, etc.), Rice, Boxed Potato Mixes, Canned Pasta, Coffee, Juice, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Cereal, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Deodorant, Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothbrush/Toothpaste, Depends (men/women, all sizes), Disposable bed liners/pads, Pull-Ups, Diapers (size 4 and larger), Powder Laundry detergent and Dish Soap.  **Only items not needed at this time are green beans and macaroni and cheese.**



BUFORD, GA 30519

Please contact Kim Phillips to schedule your delivery (if not during business hours) @ 770-271-9793 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Requirements for participation: Must be qualified as a client of the North Gwinnett Co-Op

In case of extreme emergencies only, please call:
Kim Phillips, Executive Director at 678-315-1524


Remember, we give because YOU make a choice to give.


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Contact Info

North Gwinnett Cooperative
4395 Commerce Drive
Buford, Georgia 30518

Phone: 770-271-9793
Fax: 770-271-2939

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 672
Buford, Georgia 30515

Hours of Operation:
Monday 6:00pm -8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Second Blessings Thrift Store
Monday 6:00pm -8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

We observe all
Federal Holidays.

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