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).
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:
Monday 3pm to 7pm
Wednesday 10am to 2pm
Friday 10am to 2pm
Donation Drop Off:
Monday 10am to 12pm, 3pm to 7pm
Tuesday 10am to 12pm
Wednesday 10am to 2pm
Thursday 10am to 12pm
Friday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 10am to 12pm
We are an equal opportunity provider.
During 2018, a total of 36 churches contributed food items for our pantry, financial support for operations and client assistance, or volunteer hours at the Co-op. 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, 20 churches are qualified as Supporting Churches of the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op.
Meet our Staff
Laura Drake, Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Director – email@example.com
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 Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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.
Holly Ballantine, Staff Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly is a dedicated servant at the Co-op. Her non-profit experience and go-getter attitude make her a valuable addition to the staff. Not only does she assist where needed, she also oversees our Birthday Bag and Glimmers of Hope Programs.