Last year the North Gwinnett Co-Op distributed over 800+ book bags FULL of supplies to children in our community. We need YOUR HELP to ensure children are ready for the 2021 school year! We are going to host a Drive Thru Book Bag Bash and we need YOUR HELP to make it a success!! Here is how YOU can HELP:
Summer should be a time for children to enjoy playtime with friends, a week at camp, a family vacation, or time at the pool. However, for many children, summer can mean hunger. During the summer months, many parents face an additional challenge: paying for childcare while they are at work, as well as the added cost of daytime meals for children at home. Children receiving free or reduced-priced meals during the school year may go hungry in the summer. The End Summer Hunger Program is North Gwinnett Co-Op’s grassroots effort to ensure that kids on summer break have enough to eat when meals at school are not available. This annual campaign brings together local businesses, organizations, schools and individuals to raise funds to provide supplemental food for families. The End Summer Hunger fundraising campaign runs from May through August. Donations help provide fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and child friendly/healthy snacks. During the months of June/ July, families with children pick up groceries twice a month.
|Summer Food Program Hero||$5,000|
|Summer Food Program Partner||$3,000|
|Summer Food Program Platinum Sponsor||$1,000|
|Summer Food Program Gold Sponsor||$500|
|Summer Food Program Silver Sponsor||$250|
|Summer Food Program Bronze Sponsor||$100|
As our community responds to the spread of coronavirus, the need for food in our service area has greatly increased. Many who have never needed to come to The North Gwinnett Co-Op for help now need assistance – and the seniors, children and families who rely on our services need us more than ever. In 2019, the NG Co-Op gave out over 170,000 pounds of food compared to distributing over 485,000+ pounds of food in 2020 “thanks” to our generous donors! The need for food and financial assistance continues to be crucial for our families in 2021!
You can help us help our community by:
The North Gwinnett Co-Op serves the communities of Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee & the Gwinnett County portions of Auburn, Braselton & Hoschton only. If you do not live in one of these communities, please visit www.foodfinder.us to find a food pantry in your area or call the Gwinnett Help Line at 770-995-3339 to find resources in your area.
Questions? Contact us.