The Summer Feeding Program is a seasonal effort of the Southeast Gwinnett Co-op operating during the months of June and July.  The purpose of the Summer Feeding Program is to ensure that children who benefit from the Gwinnett County School Free/Reduced Lunch Program will have access to adequate nutrition when school is not in session.



Please Note: Beginning in 2017, the Summer Manna Program will offer additional food resources

onsite at the Co-op, in lieu of route delivery.

Program Distribution Details:

  • Parents of children, ages 3 through high school senior, may visit the Co-op twice during the months of June and July to receive pantry resources.  Each visit will provide 7-10 days of support for each family.  Personal care items will be provided once during the month, with the exception of toilet paper that will be provided at each visit.

  • Milk, eggs, cheese, and lunch meat will be provided at each visit.

How can you help with Summer Manna Summer Feeding?

  • Donate food

The Program is in need of the following donations:

  • Oatmeal - additional 75 boxes per week

  • Cereal – additional 100 boxes per week

  • Tuna – additional 150 cans/packets per week

  • Soup – additional 150 cans per week

  • Milk – additional 100 gallons per week

  • Cheese – cheese sticks or slices are great!  150 sticks/slices per week

  • Eggs – additional 75 dozen a week

  • Bread - additional 75-100 loaves per week

  • Lunch Meat – turkey or ham – 75 packs per week



Please note that we have not included in this list those items that are readily available to us through our partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Through our partnership with the ACFB, we pay a small share fee, so we always welcome financial donations! 

We would love to have all of the items “adopted” by local groups and individuals.  You do not have to supply the entire

week's worth, just adopt and/or give as you can.  If you would like to adopt an item for the summer, please contact

LaShawn Alford at

  • Volunteer

Additional help is needed to serve the increase in food requests.  Please email Dot Desjardin at and find out how you can get involved.


For more information on the Summer Feeding Program, please contact  LaShawn Alford at

770-985-5229  X108 or