With only 5 part time employees, the Co-op operates using volunteer power. Each year, an average of 200 individuals donate their time towards the daily operation of the Co-op. Our biggest need is pantry volunteers -- come help sort, pack and serve our community in the pantry area. No experience required!
Areas of service include:
Client Interviewer (additional training required)
Office and Administrative
Food Donation Pick Up and Delivery
Prior to serving, ALL volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation.
Volunteer Orientation is offered monthly at the following times:
2nd Monday at 6:00 pm
2nd Wednesday at 11:00 am
Court Ordered Community Service Opportunities are available.
The Co-op does not accept all charges/offenders.
You must be pre-approved to serve, PRIOR to attending volunteer orientation.
Individuals seeking preemptive service hours prior to a court date must follow the same protocol as those seeking court ordered hours.
For approval to serve your hours at the Co-op, contact Holly Ballantine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 985-5229 x102
For additional information on volunteering, please contact Dot Desjardin at email@example.com or (770) 985-5229 x106.
The Co-op operates using a “Client Choice” pantry distribution model, with an emphasis on offering each family a healthier assortment of items. The Co-op graciously accepts and utilizes all pantry donations. However, we request that you focus your food donations on the following items:
Canned and Fresh Vegetables
Canned and Fresh Fruits
Whole Grain Foods including rice, cereal, oatmeal, and pasta
Protein items including dried and canned beans, peanut butter, meat
Click here for a list of current pantry needs
For additional information on food donations, please contact LaShawn Alford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 985-5229 x108.
Pantry donation drop off location and hours:
Donations are received at the back of the Co-op building at the entrance marked “Donations”
Monday 10am to 12pm
Tuesday 10am to 12pm
Thursday 10am to 12pm
Saturday 10am to 12pm
Donation receipts available upon request
The Co-op operates 100% on donations. The Co-op depends on financial contributions by churches, individuals, and local organizations. Donations are used to fund client financial assistance, purchase food, and pay for operational expenses.
To make donating money easier for individuals, we offer a secure online donation option through PayPal.
If you prefer to mail your donation, please send your gift to P.O. 1521, Snellville, GA 30078.
The Co-op is an established 501 c 3 organization, and therefore all qualifying donations are tax deductible.