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The goal of the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is to walk alongside local households that are struggling financially, by offering assistance aimed at supporting their efforts to afford the basics of life.

The primary function of the Co-Op is to provide FOOD and or NON-FOOD pantry support.   Households that utilize the Co-Op as a food resource can free up money that then can be applied to other household needs.  A family of 4 has the opportunity to receive approximately $1,800 in pantry supplies yearly.


A secondary potential benefit of the Co-Op is financial assistance for utility and prescription drug expenses.  This limited benefit is intended to provide additional support to proactive households that utilize the Co-Op on a steady basis as a food source for their family.  A steady basis is defined as using the Co-Op for food and/or non-food Pantry assistance a minimum of 6 times in the past 12-month period (from current visit date).

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is to honor and uphold the Lordship of Jesus Christ by reaching out, in His name, to our neighbors in need.  To the end that our clients will find encouragement, love, and hope and that the Kingdom of God will be manifest on Earth.



​​We are located at 55 Grayson Industrial Parkway in Grayson just off of Loganville Highway (Highway 20), behind the Gwinnett County Fire Station No. 8.  


We currently serve the following areas in our community:

Snellville: 30078, 30039, Grayson 30017
Loganville 30052 (Gwinnett county area)


MUST bring picture ID and current
proof of address.



Hours of Operation:

Client Services:

Drive Up Food Distribution

Monday        4pm to 7:00pm

Wednesday  9am to 12noon

Friday            9am to 12noon

Financial Assistance:

By appointment only, email Dot Desjardin

Donation Drop Off:

Monday        10am to 12pm

Tuesday        10am to 12pm

Thursday      10am to 12pm

Saturday       10am to 12pm


We are an equal opportunity provider.

Supporting Churches

The local church is the heart of our organization. Churches that donate at least $1,200 during a calendar year, conduct at least one food drive, and encourage volunteer participation at the Co-op are designated as Supporting Churches. Each Supporting Church is entitled to appoint one of its members to the Co-op’s Board of Directors. Currently, 22 churches are qualified as Supporting Churches of the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op.


Meet our Staff

Laura Drake, Director

Laura has served as Director of the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op since 2008.  Prior to this position, Laura volunteered at the Lawrenceville Cooperative Ministry for 7 years.  Laura’s call to serve came shortly after asking Christ into her life.  She desires to create a haven of rest for all who are weary and need hope and encouragement.


Dot Desjardin, Assistant

Dot joined the Co-op staff in 2017. Her previous experience with local mission has equipped her for this role with the Co-op.  Dot has a heart for serving the Lord.  Her attention to detail and love for the community combine to make her an effective and dynamic member of our Co-op staff.  Dot manages the front end office and oversees our volunteer ministry.

LaShawn Alford, Pantry

After volunteering at the Co-op since 2014, LaShawn has joined our staff as Pantry Manager.  LaShawn has a passion for serving people and enjoys growing and empowering volunteers as she serves the community.  Her welcoming spirit and leadership presence are a blessing at the Co-op.

Regan Wooley, Special Programs

Regan oversees programs that serve our senior clients, including Seasoned with Love and CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program).  We are blessed by Regan's compassion, kindness, and vision for serving the aging in our community.

Linda Tyler, Staff Assistant

After volunteering for several years in all capacities, Linda has joined our staff in the role of Staff Assistant. She is committed to serving with integrity, dedication, and resourcefulness. 

Tonya Hagan, Staff Assistant

Tonya joined our staff in April 2020 to assist in our response to Covid 19.  She plays a critical role in our data integrity and reporting accuracy.  Tonya is committed to not only the business side of the Co-op but also building relationships with the families that we serve.



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