Gwinnett Cities Launch Food Drive supporting the Gwinnett Great Days of Service

September 20, 2016

In spite of the prosperity that is found throughout Gwinnett County, families are still struggling to put food on the table. Fortunately, our local food co-ops throughout the county offer assistance. The member cities of the Gwinnett Municipal Association (GwMA) have a long history of helping their local co-ops, and the latest program is a cooperative effort with the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, through its “Great Days of Service” (GDOS) initiative.

Each of the cities participating in the “GwMA/GDOS Food Drive” began collecting food in August and will continue doing so through mid-October. Depending on the needs of their local co-ops, some cities may distribute donations earlier, but the majority will be delivered on October 21 and 22 - the official dates for “Great Days of Service”.

Participants in the GwMA/GDOS Food Drive include the cities of Berkeley Lake, Duluth, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Snellville, Sugar Hill and Suwanee. In addition to local volunteers, city council members Keith Roche of Lawrenceville, Rey Martinez of Loganville, Dave Emanuel of Snellville, Marc Cohen of Sugar Hill and Linnea Miller of Suwanee are serving as coordinators for their respective cities.

According to GwMA Managing Director Randy Meacham, “For many families in Gwinnett County, hunger is an ongoing problem. Helping those families through their local co-ops is nothing new for our member cities. The GwMA/GDOS Food Drive is just the latest effort, to not only raise donations, but to increase awareness of needs throughout the county. GwMA will be launching programs to help provide year around support.”

For information about contributing or volunteering to help, contact your local city officials at the phone numbers listed below:

Berkeley Lake – 770-368-9484

Duluth – 770-476-3434

Grayson – 770-963-8017

Lawrenceville – 770-963-2414

Loganville – 770-466-3184

Norcross – 770-448-2122

Peachtree Corners – 678-691-1200

Snellville – 770-985-3500

Sugar Hill – 770-945-6716

Suwanee – 770-945-8996