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Southeast Gwinnett Co-op food bank

Updated on September 15, 2012

All About the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry

The Southeast Gwinnett Coop is part of the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry and is working to make a difference for families in the Southeastern part of Gwinnett County. The food co-op operates out of just two trailers in a parking lot behind the Grace Community Church.

This page will help you learn:

  • How you can get help -What kind of help is offered - What paperwork you will need to bring to receive assistance - How you can give help - The food bank's current donation needs - Where the food bank is located - Other resources

What the Co-Op Does

The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry makes every attempt to help with food, some help with utilities, rent (partial), prescription drugs, gasoline, and oil.

The Co-op serves people who reside in the following Zip codes: 30078, 30039, 30017, and the Gwinnett portions of 30052.

Obtaining Assistance from the SE Gwinnett Co-Op

If you would like to get help from the Southeast co op, you will need to bring:

Proof of residencyProof of incomeInformation on the number of children in the home proof of the number)Social Security CardPhoto IdentificationThe phone number is 770-985-5229. Because the Co-op is staffed by volunteers, the open hours are limited to:10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday.3 pm to 7 pm Thursdays

Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry Photos

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A volunteer looks over the shelves at the food bank (all that food would be gone within just a couple hours)Empty shelves at the food bank prompted an emergency email donation request from the food bank director.
A volunteer looks over the shelves at the food bank (all that food would be gone within just a couple hours)
A volunteer looks over the shelves at the food bank (all that food would be gone within just a couple hours)
Empty shelves at the food bank prompted an emergency email donation request from the food bank director.
Empty shelves at the food bank prompted an emergency email donation request from the food bank director.

Food Donations Needed

Canned VegetablesCorn, Green Beans, Green Peas, Tomatoes, Carrots, Mixed Vegetables, Potatoes, SpinachCanned BeansPinto Beans, Kidney Beans, Northern or Navy Beans, Lima/Butter Beans, Black Eyed Peas, Pork n Beans.Any dried beansCerealGrits, Oatmeal, Cold CerealMeat/ProteinChicken, Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Tuna, Salmon, Beef Stew, Spam, Chili, Peanut ButterSoupsChicken Noodle, Cream Soups, Tomato, Vegetable, Beef, Chunky Soups, Ramen NoodlesOther Food ItemsCanned (evaporated) Milk, Powdered Milk, Jello, Pudding, Jelly, Saltine CrackersCanned FruitFruit cocktail, Pears, Peaches, Pineapple, ApplesaucePasta/Rice ItemsSpaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Canned Pasta, Rice - Plain and Seasoned, Pasta - Plain and Seasoned

Personal Care - Hygiene Items Needed

Personal Care ItemsBar Soap, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Diapers, Feminine Products, Toilet Paper

Where is the Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op Located?

The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is located at 1200 Athens Highway (US 78) in Grayson GA, but it is very close to Snellville.

It is located behind the Community of Grace Church in two trailers. Note that there is not an entrance to the church off of Hwy 78. You must turn next to the Twisted Throttle Motorcycle Shop and that will bring you around to the parking lot of the church. Take a right and the Food Bank is located in 2 mobile homes parked there.

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Where Can I Donate Food?

Currently, Snellville United Methodist Church is accepting donations of food and will deliver it to the Southeastern Coop, so please help this worthy cause. Donation drums are located near the Office of Snellville United Methodist Church.

Thanks to the Rotary Club of Gwinnett - Sunrise (formerly Snellville Rotary Club) for organizing a food drive for SE Coop in March 2008.

To Drop Off Donations to the Food Pantry:

Food can be dropped off during normal hours of operation, however the food bank is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm JUST for food item drop off. This allows the staff of the Southeast Co-op to focus on the clients during normal operating hours.

Change in Clothing Donations

The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry no longer accepts clothing donations. The Southeast Cooperative Ministry has partnered with Atlanta Union Mission Thrift Stores and More location in Snellville to provide clothing assistance. Please direct your clothing donations to:

Atlanta Union Mission Thrift Stores and More

(formerly The Potters House)

2150 McGee Rd.

Snellville, GA 30078

770-979-1009

Can I Donate Money?

Yes! The Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is a Registered Nonprofit - Charitable 501c3. Checks can be mailed to:

Southeast Gwinnett Coop

1200 Athens Hwy

Grayson GA 30017

Related Links

Links that have something to do with the Southeast Gwinnett Coop.

Laura Drake and Snellville Ga Mayor, Jerry Oberholtzer
Laura Drake and Snellville Ga Mayor, Jerry Oberholtzer

About the New Director

Laura Drake

Laura Drake became the new Director of the Co-op on July 31, 2008. (Read about Laura Drake)

Gwinnett Charities that Help Feed the Hungry

Gwinnett Coalition Helpline: 770-995-3339

North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry: 770-271-9793

Hands of Christ-Duluth Cooperative Ministry: 770-623-9563

Lilburn Cooperative Ministry: 770-931-8333

Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry: 770-339-7887

Norcross Cooperative Ministry: 770-263-8268

Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry: 770-985-5229

Bread of Life Pantry: 770-513-1007

Partnership for Community Action (Gwinnett Family Support, Lilburn GA): 770-564-1702

Angel Food Ministries

I am not affiliated with the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op, other than trying to help get the word out about the co-op's needs through this page. Any questions relating directly to the co-op or requests for help should go directly to the co-op itself. Thank you!

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      crazy4pets 6 years ago

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      MeriLynn 7 years ago

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

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      Darla Dixon 8 years ago

      [in reply to janices7] thank you Janice!

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      Fantastic lens and great job getting the word out about your local food bank. Hunger is a subject that needs much more attention in our country and lenses like this will help educate people about the dire needs right in their own backyards. Wish I could give you more than 5*! Loved it so much that I have featured you on my lens about the Cow-A-Bunga Bingo Raffle to raise money for the CAER food shelf.

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      Darla Dixon 8 years ago

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Very well done! Sounds like a great program!

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      Darla Dixon 9 years ago

      Hi Jessica, contact the SE Gwinnett Co-op directly for help if you need it. I'm not affiliated with the co-op, except that I wanted to make this page to help people like yourself find help. God bless!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      hi there my name is jessica im glad that you guys are out there to help others. im in a tight situation myself so im hoping you will beable to help me out. sincerley jessica schmidt